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Seeking advice on conflicting records information

2020.09.06 12:27 ANancyHart Seeking advice on conflicting records information

Seeking advice on conflicting information. Recently had an an online exchange with someone regarding records for two of my ancestors. They were siblings from Berks County PA, Isaac was my GGGGrandfather and his sister Catherine. Isaac was a bit of a brickwall for a while because he died in 1901 before there were death certificates.
I recently obtained an image from the Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 I found on FamilySearch. It shows that Isaac and Catherine were twins. This lines up with the fact that they were both listed as same age in the 1850 and 1860 census while still in the family household. The problem is that her death certificate shows her birth date as 3 months (to the day) before Isaac. Also, her tombstone was inscribed with that date. I did notice that there are multiple handwriting samples on the death certificate and the one that wrote the birth month is not the same as the informant (it appears to be the registrars). Which birth date should I use?
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2020.08.19 05:48 dkupsh Covid Union Updates! Join Us Thursday to Ask UCSB Admin Questions on Campus Reopening.

Tl;DR: RSVP here for the Joint Labor Management Meeting Thursday from 11am-12pm; UCSB hasn’t made any determination on whether any course is in-person or online; UCOP Is asking for Flexibility; UCOP is still making plans for campus reopening; Nurses in UC Medical Centers are struggling.
Hey Reddit,
I wanted to follow up on a previous post that I made regarding UCOPs intention for the Fall Quarter. Our Union, UAW 2865 (Representing TAs, Tutors, and Readers), are continuing to have meetings with UCOP and UCSB Administration, in which they have provided some pretty shaky responses.
Importantly, we are having a Joint Labor Management Meeting with UCSB Administration this Thursday, August 20th, from 11am-12pm to try to receive answers on how the university plans to keep us safe with the planned campus reopening and resumption of in-person instruction. We would like to invite everybody in our community to attend this meeting and hopefully receive substantive responses on fall quarter developments. Everyone is welcome to come! RSVP for this meeting here. Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, you can submit questions for UCSB admin in the RSVP form.
As with the last post, here are some of the conversations that we have had with UCSB/UCOP regarding Covid. I have edited these conversations for brevity, understandability, and clarity.
Here’s the definition of some of the commonly used terms:
ASE: Academic Student Employee (anyone who is a student and working as a TA, reader, tutor, or associate instructor).
UCOP: UC Office of the President, the central administrative authority in the UC system
RFI: Request for Information (These are requests for documents and information that Unions perform, where the university is legally obligated to give a truthful response).
UCSB Response to UAW 2865 RFI on Campus Reopening
(Here is a link to the official document)
UAW 2865 Request: A list of ASEs currently hired for the Fall 2020 quarter who may be expected to conduct any portion of their duties on-campus
UCSB Response: No determination has been made yet on which ASEs, if any, will be expected to conduct any portion of their duties on campus.
UAW 2865 Request: A list of all courses that are currently scheduled, either fully or partially, in person.
UCSB Response: No determination has been made on which courses will be remote or in-person.
UAW 2865 Request: Minutes from all planning team meetings that discussed remote or face-to-face instruction.
UCSB Response: This document doesn’t exist; minutes from planning discussions were not taken.
UAW 2865 Request: All policies or guidelines that have been, are being, or will be used to determine the in-person scheduling of courses.
UCSB Response: The University is monitoring public health recommendations, including guidance from the California Department of Public Health. No determinations have been made on which classes will be in-person.
UAW 2865 Request: All policies or guidelines regarding safety protocols for in-person instruction during the COVID crisis.
UCSB Response: The University has and will continue to use public health recommendations, including guidance from the California Department of Public Health recommendations for institutions of higher education, which can be found at: https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-higher-education--en.pdf
UCOP Response to UAW RFI On Campus Fees
(Here is a link to the official documents (includes other campuses))
UAW 2865 Request: Will students continue to pay fees in the fall for services they
cannot access? Will student fees for Undergraduates and Graduate students be
suspended for the duration of the pandemic?
TLDR: No, this is not subject to union bargaining, but we will give you this information anyway.
UCOP Response: Most of the information that the UAW requested above relates to the University’s overall response to COVID, which is not subject to bargaining, and not to the bargaining of effects of remote learning or other changes to instruction on behalf of NSF. Nonetheless, the University will provide responsive information under the CPRA as it becomes available.
The COVID pandemic is a rapidly changing, unprecedented situation. The University is formulating policy as the situation evolves. The campuses maintain websites which contain up to date information about COVID and remote learning.
Subject to and notwithstanding the objections above, see the attached chart with responses from each campus regarding campus fees. To the extent that non-privileged responsive documents exist at the campus level that are not already in the possession of UAW, the University will produce responsive documents.
[Note: This is a list of fees that UCSB decided to waive or change]
UCSB Response: Housing is waiving late-payment fees. Parking is providing prorated refunds to students who submit a permit-cancellation request. The Graduate Division is waiving petition, advancement to candidacy, and thesis submission fees for spring quarter. The Recreation Center is working to provide services this quarter, such as virtual exercise classes. The $50 late tuition payment fee for Spring Quarter was not charged.
UCOP Response to UAW Reopening and Communication Plans
(Here is folder containing the full Universities Response (includes other campuses))
UAW 2865 Request: All documents relating to: Research Protocols, Contact Tracing, Air Filtration, OSHA notifications, Restroom protocols, Cleaning standards, Priority office space for parents.
TLDR: No, this is not subject to union bargaining, but we will give you this information anyway.
UCOP Response: Most of the information that the UAW requested above relates to the University’s overall response to COVID, which is not subject to bargaining, and not to the bargaining of effects of remote learning or other changes to instruction on behalf of NSF. Nonetheless, the University will provide responsive information under the CPRA as it becomes available.
The COVID pandemic is a rapidly changing, unprecedented situation. The University is formulating policy as the situation evolves. The campuses maintain websites which contain up to date information about COVID and remote learning.
Subject to and notwithstanding the objections above, see the attached chart with responses from each campus regarding campus fees. To the extent that non-privileged responsive documents exist at the campus level that are not already in the possession of UAW, the University will produce responsive documents.
[UCSB Provided a folder with email communications and protocols, mostly related to Research Ramp up protocols. Here is the link to all those documents.]
UAW 2865 Statewide Joint Labor Management Meeting
(Note: UCSB and UCLA did not show up to the Meeting)
Jonathan (UAW 2865 Staff): Will the UC ask TA’s to teach in person?
Nadine Fishel (UC Labor Relations): This is a work in progress and I think that's reasonable at this stage.
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Jonathan: We need all the info for people to be able to plan, also it’s a little concerning that four of the campuses don’t know or don’t have data. It would be good to review what data there is.
Nadine Fishel: Decisions are still being made. Everyone wants to make sure we only have in person courses with respect to safe instruction, we want to only bring people back to campus where necessary….we will commit to getting you that information.
Tom (UAW 2865 UCD): The Gov released guidance on Friday, we’re taking a look, largely commensurate with K-12 guidance. We have a few questions on the university understanding of that guidance. “In order to offer indoor lectures, the governor's guidance says that epidemiological trends must be stable or decreasing for 14 days in an area and counties on the watchlist for 3 days can’t offer indoor lectures. Currently every county that is home to a UC is on the watchlist.” What’s University’s plan if campuses are in counties on watchlist?
TLDR: We are looking into it.
Nadine Fishel: This is why you don’t have answers. Trying to have as few classes in person as possible. There might be a minimal amount of duties that need to be done on campus, but not most. Which is how we’re doing research. … Everyone is looking at the governor's guidance to see how to apply it. Nick opened with an important statement, which is that studios and labs--we’re looking carefully at disciplines that cannot operate in a remote learning environment, trying to limit those courses as much as possible. I’m sure you’d agree that there are courses that are problematic to teach that way.
Tom: Do you have a written Covid-prevention plan?
TLDR: No, it’s complicated
Nadine Fishel: The University is developing those plans, there are EHS people very involved. That state federal and local protocols are implemented properly. I’m unaware of what stages those protocols are in. Now remember that they include much more than delivery of education: students living on campus, cleaning, hospitals, … all these ancillary services that may be open and may not be open. It’s not as simple as saying we’re gonna teach these courses on campus. No question that there has to be adherence with respect to masking, sanitation, don’t know that gloves are necessarily part of the protocol. Looking at how much hand sanitizer, where they're stationed, etc. If I had those answers I'd’ give them to you, but we don’t have those answers.
Jonathan: Part of the governors protocol is training and working with workers about the [COVID prevention] plan. Given decentralized nature so far, the level of detail required to make these plans comprehensive and compliant, … does university think that this is doable before the fall quarter?
TLDR: We think so, but there's many factors
Nadine Fishel: I think so. One reason UC Berkeley and Merced are starting off in remote environments the first 4 weeks is to match up, get things going, understand how to launch into an in person environment as little as possible but where necessary. Just a little soon for both those campuses to start in person classes etc. We may never see Berkely or Merced open up. Quarter campuses saying after thanksgiving that’s it. Regardless of what kind of class, they won’t be back on campus after thanksgiving. Part of all the unknown …. One more factor. We’re still learning how many students are coming back. What I heard is that typical SIR dropoff is 7%. We don’t know why, but its around 7% of people who SIR don’t attend the school. This year we’re expecting 20% of those who sent in their intent to register to back out.
We know that we are not going to have all the international graduate students attend UC that have in the past, we’ll talk about that later. That does mean that depending on the courses, there should be very good opportunities for graduate students, particularly American graduate students and those in the US, to be employed in the fall.
Jonathan: I will explain why we’re skeptical about meeting guidance in the Fall... We think campuses should follow the lead of Berkeley and Merced, start off with remote instruction, use that time to work on policy as it needs to be worked on.
Gwen (UAW 2865 UCD): I have a question about plans for student discipline for students who don’t attend by the interim health procedures... these plans seem to be further ahead of where the actual prevention itself is... We are concerned. What is the consultation process? Are we provided these plans in advance?
Nadine Fishel: What are you talking about, where did you hear this? We don’t know anything about this.
Gwen: UC Davis GSA were asked to provide feedback on draft policy for what Judicial Affairs may do to students who don’t comply with policy.
Nadine Fishel: Look at what’s happened in our country, if we put out protocols, and people violate those protocols, there has to be some way for those protocols to have some teeth in them. I’m not sure of the current protocols. Students are not the same as employees. We will talk more about this.
**Note: Meeting was running out of time, so UC Admin stopped responding to questions **
Charlie (UAW 2865 UCI): At UCI, everyone has to submit a plan to get class approved in person. We’ve had a list of classes approved for like a month, why doesn’t it include whether or not they’ll require ASEs?
Jonathan: At UCSB the complete policy seems to be Chancellor’s email of June 18, there’s no other information. The UCLA situation makes it seem like lines of authority for implementing policy are not clear. This is why we think circumstances mitigate in favor of online instruction for all group stuff.
Nadine Fishel: We care about you... One of the reason decisions are being made so painstakingly is so we have the fewest people on campus as necessary
I think that the university definitely gets to make the decisions about what courses are offered in person. That’s a decision we get to make. The effects of that decision we will share with you.
We want to work with you, and partner with you...
UCOP / Union Coalition Meeting on August 12th
** Note: UCOP Messed Up the Link so there was a big chunk of the meeting I missed **
Greg (UPTE UCD): There are not enough n95 masks when caring for a patient that is known covid. We still need more of the n95 masks whenever we are working with a known or suspected covid patient. It would be silly to sacrifice staff instead of supply. When will we be getting enough masks?
Peter Chester: “I don’t know if that’s a question or a comment.”
Dr. Carrie Byington (Executive Vice President of UC Health): We are working very hard to have an appropriate supply. We are seeing clusters in work areas where individuals are not using ppe. We are working on that and making sure people wear masks all the time. We are not seeing a problem related to lack of PPE or N95s. We are not seeing it.
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Greg: It is possible for someone to be Covid positive and Asymptomatic, you can be both and at work. How long do they have to stay home in this case?
Dr. Carrie Byington: Not correct. We are not having people that are Covid Positive work. They have to go home and not show symptoms before going back to work. If you're covid positive then you go home. CDC says 10 days from onset they must stay home. We have to look at symptoms carefully.
Mia (UC-AFT): We submitted questions in advance. Want to talk about the flu vaccine. ⅓ of members are not eligible for healthcare. We want to make sure they are able to get it. How is the university responding to California public health guidance?
Ken Smith: As I understand each institution is responding by itself. We had an opportunity to learn how everything is going. Many institutions have done revisions. The most influential institution is PAC-12 [decision to cancel sports games]. The guidance is reaffirming housing of students in a single room. I imagine there is more changes that are to come.
Dr. Carrie Byington: Each campus has been setting their own standards. The California Department of public health is in agreement. The biggest difference is room occupancy. But, only a few campuses need to look at on person occupancy.
Mia: We are most interested if classes are in person. California public health advises against this.
Dr. Carrie Byington: Two semester campuses have announced that they are virtual. If you are in a county on watchlist then in-person prohibited. Everyone is on the watch list. We don’t yet know what the watchlist will be at the end of the semester. Everyone is strong at remote learning.
Ben (CNA, Nurses Union): Thank you for your time. On behalf of staffing ratios. Increasing the number of patients that nurses are responsible for is dangerous. There is increased safety when less patients per nurse. We are seeing much sicker patients from the increase in staff positions. Implore you to seek alternative methods and not harm staff ratios.
Dr. Carrie Byington: I have heard this from CNA, we have not changed our staffing ratios through the pandemic.
Ben (CNA): Just a follow up. We are following up with the university regarding a follow up to flu vaccine. We want to avoid unnecessary conflict. We do have concerns. We appreciate cal osha regulations. At ucsf masks are being distributed in different languages. Staff are getting denied translations from the different languages which is making them unsafe as they are unaware of the specifics about that ppe. The matter around staffing ratios is not resolved. Nurses staffing has changed. This remains a concern of ours. We want to work with the university to make our staff stay safe.
Emily UCLA CNA: I’m a labor and delivery nurse at Ronald Reagan ucla. Our ud have treated this issue to a hiring freeze. We had two full time employees retire and two others leave. Nurses are exhausted, burnt out, and morale is low. The hiring freeze is hurting us. We need more staff. Contract tracing has not been providing very comprehensive contract tracing. Management informs us not occupational health and safety.
Peter Chester: That prompted a question that I have, in which others may be interested- can you explain contact tracing?
Ken Smith: At least the high level of details. Slightly different terminology between contract tracing and case investigation. Local public health is contract tracing. We don't have public health jurisdiction. We will work with county public health entities to assist with contact tracing. When a student in a university housing tests positive, We will do case investigation. Close contact is defined as a certain distance. Everyone with close contact should quarantine then be tested. All the programs will have an illness investigation team. All locations have gone through training from ucsf and john hopkins. All locations have a fairly good team.
Marsha (UCLA CNA): We are having problems with Covid testing. I’m going to read a letter from one of my colleagues: I had a covid negative test. Two days later, I started feeling aches and went home. When I called the UCLA hotline to request covid test, I was told that because of my Covid Negative test, I was not allowed to have another test until after 4 weeks. I had to go to the urgent care facility to get tested. My physician from urgent care was so upset that someone working in healthcare was denied a Covid test. When the test results from the urgent care came back, they were positive.
Jane (UCLA CNA): I'm at a hospital in westwood. Is there a hiring freeze or not? Our reps have been in meetings with Labor Relations who said there was not. Managers say there is a hiring freeze. Staff are working overtime daily. Staff is overworked. We have a huge staff shortage and we can't fill vacant positions. Nurses are getting burned out. Is there a hiring freeze or not?
Peter Chester: Thank you Jane. That’s an issue you probably have to deal with. I’m sorry, I don't have an answer, but you’ll have to deal with that on a local basis.
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Mia: What are plans to protect minor children who are participating in-person classes? What are the cleaning protocols for indoor spaces?
TLDR: Cleaning protocols differ by location.
Ken Smith: The cleaning protocol depends on each location. I encourage unions to ask locations for their plan. California is calling this plan slightly different depending on the sector. Can be called a Work Site Safety Plan, the higher ed document is called COVID Prevention Plan. Each location should designate as part of that plan what their cleaning protocols are. There’s a shift here in focus as we learn more about the virus and contact hazards, the focus should be on other aspects. But cleaning surfaces is important in high traffic areas. There is strong encouragement to look at locations. We are developing rigorous procedures for cleaning approaches.
For your previous question, I don’t know what resumption plans are. They do the same as public and private schools need to follow state and county guidance. All 3 of our schools are in counties on the state watchlist. I have not spent a lot of time looking at their actual plans but I can try to find more information.
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2020.08.12 02:01 LombardySt HIGHLIGHTS FROM AUGUST 11, 2020 PA MMJ ADVISORY BOARD MEETING (from PA MMJ Advisory Board member Luke Shultz)

The following are highlights from today’s Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Advisory Board meeting. They are based on notes taken by my wife and from what I remember about the discussions. It is far from a complete transcript or account of the meeting.
Due to the pandemic, the meeting was held remotely for the first time via Zoom. The May 12, 2020 meeting was canceled.
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachael Levine was unavailable so the meeting was run by Physician General Designee & Executive Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health (DoH) Sarah Boateng. The meeting was called to order shortly after 10am with enough members in attendance to constitute a quorum. Also in attendance were Office of MMJ Director John Collins and several staff members. The meeting minutes from the February 13, 2020 meeting were approved. Berks County District Attorney John Adams is back on the Board representing the Pa District Attorneys Association.
Per the Pa MMJ law (Act 16), the DoH is required to issue a written report every two years, beginning May 17, 2018, to the Governor, the Pa Attorney General and several leaders of the General Assembly.
In accordance with Act 16, this report includes: (1) An assessment of the use of medical marijuana as a result of the enactment of Act 16; (2) An assessment of the benefits and risks to patients using medical marijuana under Act 16, including adverse events; and (3) Recommendations for amendments to Act 16 for reasons of patient safety or to aid the general welfare of the citizens of this Commonwealth.
The recommendations included in the report were reviewed and discussed. But before I cover that I’d like to mention that the report (which can be found on the DoH website) noted that since the last report, the Department has received 26 reports of adverse events from medical marijuana products dispensed from permitted dispensaries. None of these adverse events resulted in a product recall, as all were related to patient-specific issues.
Patients and caregivers should understand that if you have what you believe to be an “adverse event” from using a Pa dispensed mmj product, please, at the very least, report it to the medical professional at the dispensary where you purchased the product. They can help guide you with further action and, if necessary, report the event to the Office of MMJ. If there is truly a serious problem with a product, a product recall may need to be issued and you could be helping other patients avoid a similar experience.
The first recommendation of the report had to do with the “Sunset Clause”. This is a clause in Act 16 that basically says that if the federal government takes cannabis out of Schedule 1 status, our Pa dispensaries cannot operate, and thus our program basically implodes. The recommendation is to remove this clause. There were some comments in support of this recommendation to remove that clause. To fully understand why this and other clauses and verbiage were included in the bill that ultimately became Act 16, you have to ask the authors of the bill – members of the Pa General Assembly in 2016.
The second recommendation was to “Re-empower the Board with all duties initially provided to them in issuing the final report under 35 P.S. §§ 10231.1201(j) and 10231.1202, and permit the Board to issue annual reports in order to make changes such as adding or reducing the number of groweprocessor or dispensary permits.” Back-story: it’s the opinion of the DoH that after the Advisory Board submitted the “final report” in May, 2018 (which recommended adding flower, add four additional serious medical conditions and other changes to the program), that they, the Board, no longer possessed the power to officially make recommendations to the Secretary of Health for changes to the mmj program, except that recommendations to change, reduce, or add serious medical conditions could still be made.
Loss of this power has greatly restricted the Board’s ability to make changes and improvements to the program. The recommendation is to restore this power to the Board so it can respond to the needs of the patients, caregivers, industry and other stakeholders as the program matures. In my opinion this is the most important recommendation in the report in that without this change, the Board cannot nearly live up to what I believe is the original intent of why the Board was created.
The next recommendation was to change the definition of caregiver to include an entity by changing “individual” to “person,” which will allow long term care facilities, nursing homes, etc. to be approved as caregivers. This change could be critical to allowing for mmj therapy to be effectively utilized in institutional settings. Currently, institutions could allow for individual staff members to be certified caregivers, but it gets challenging to have proper scheduling and coverage of those caregiver for their patients at all times, or when those staff members leave the employment of that institution, etc. This change in definition could allow for the institution itself to hold the caregiver certification.
The next recommendation reads: “Revise the first sentence of 35 P.S. § 10231.502(b) to read “A caregiver not previously approved as a caregiver under this section shall submit fingerprints for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record checks, and the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent shall submit the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of verifying the identity of the applicant and obtaining a current record of any criminal arrests and convictions.” This would modify the background check requirement for the caregiver renewal process, allowing for expedited access for those caregivers previously approved within the Program. The Department will require state background checks under 35 P.S. § 10231.502(a)(3) for caregiver renewals.”
This recommendation would change the process so that a caregiver would only have to be fingerprinted when initially applying for their caregiver certification (or if they were otherwise fingerprinted for the program) – not for every subsequent renewal.
The next two recommendations would: 1) allow the Department to receive background checks in electronic form, expediting the caregiver approval process to allow for faster patient access for those requiring the assistance of a caregiver and 2) allow the Department to receive background checks in electronic form, expediting the affiliation process for medical marijuana organization principals, financial backers, operators, and employees.
There was discussion by Board members on the caregiver related recommendations and how it would be administered and impact the program, etc, with overall support for the improvements.
Finally, four of the statutory provisions that were temporarily suspended by Governor Wolf with the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency of March 6, 2020 (due to the COVID-19 emergency) were recommended by the DoH to be made permanent. They are (in layman’s verbiage): 1) Allowing for out-of-the-building (“curbside”) transactions at dispensaries 2) Removal of the five patient limit per caregiver 3) Allow for remote (“telehealth”) patient certifications 4) Allow for the patient’s certification authorization to dispense a 90-day supply
These four changes to the program, which have worked well, will go away when the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency ends. But they don’t have to.
All of these recommendations – the four temporary emergency changes, as well as the others above can all be included as a permanent part of the program if the Pa Legislature deems it so. The Dept of Health, in this Official Report, has made it clear that they wish to see these changes. Unfortunately, that will probably not be enough to get the Legislature to write and introduce an amendment to Act 16 to make it so. Your Pa Senator and Representative need to hear from you about these recommendations and how you feel about them.
This cannot be overstated: call, write and or meet with your representatives and make sure they know about the recommendations included in the Dept of Health’s Official Report, dated May 15, 2020 and that they need to introduce or support legislation to amend Act 16 to add them to the law.
Next up Office of MMJ Director John Collins gave an update on the mmj program. He presented a lot of information but I believe I got it all (or most of it).
The program continues to grow at a robust rate. The overall mmj market doubled since his last report to the Board on February 13th to $1.3B. Sales by groweprocessors to dispensaries was $528M. Sales from dispensaries to patients was $800M. This is from the start of the program.
Currently, it works out to weekly dispensary sales of $19.4M and $1B annually.
From the Official Report of May 15: there have been 12,606,458 products sold during 4,432,579 dispensing events since the start of the program.
Currently per week: 70-73K patients making 120K visits to dispensaries with 370K products being sold at 89 dispensaries.
400K I.D. cards were issued since the start of the program (keep in mind some have not been renewed). 390 patients and caregivers have registered, with 230K active patient certifications currently.
Just under 2K physicians have registered to be certifying practitioners. Of those, around 1,400 have taken the training and been approved to certify patients. Also of those, only 18 practitioners specializing in pediatrics have been approved to certify patients.
22 groweprocessors are considered “operational”, meaning they are approved to grow plants and process mmj products. Of those, 19 have shipped products with 2 more to soon start shipping. Most of the phase one growers (there were 12 permits issued) have completed expansion or are in the process of expanding their operations. There are no limits placed on them by the DoH concerning how large their operations can be.
The top three serious medical conditions for which patients are certified continue to be, in order, pain, anxiety and PTSD.
“Chapter 20” research component of Act 16: all permits have been issued for the 8 Academic Clinical Research Centers and their associated 8 Clinical Registrants. 3 are operational and approved to start doing research. Penn State Hershey has already published a study under this program (WE ARE). They developed a cannabinoid-pharmaceutical drug interaction tool which is now in use and can be accessed by medical professionals to evaluate possible complications for patients utilizing, or considering, cannabis therapy. This tool will be updated as more info becomes available.
Director Collins reminded patients & caregivers that to minimize law enforcement interactions or problems when transporting mmj to carry your products in their original containers, have your I.D. card with you and have your cash receipt for those products. He also said that if you have a favorite strain or product or can no longer locate a certain product, contact the groweprocessor to let them know what you’re looking for or to make other suggestions on their products. This comment was precipitated by a discussion on “trial sizes” of products (samples are not permitted, but growers can offer small sized or trial-sized product offerings). Finally, he also mentioned the value of using third party services, like “Pa Strain Finder” to locate products in our program.
Board member Molly Robertson brought up the issue of a patient who received the products they ordered but contained another patients name on it. That issue, and others like it, is not acceptable and should be reported to the dispensary and the Office of MMJ.
There were no applications to change, reduce or add serious medical conditions. Reminder that applications need to be submitted 15 days prior to the next scheduled Advisory Board meeting.
The next Board meeting is scheduled for November 10th from 10am to 12pm. It was originally scheduled to be held in the Keystone Building Meeting Center, Forest Room, Suite 114 East, 400 North St., Harrisburg, PA, but I’m thinking it will probably end up being another Zoom meeting.
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2020.08.10 14:47 rusticgorilla [Lost in the Sauce] Trump attempts to rule by fiat, courtesy of John Yoo

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.
Housekeeping:

>>John Yoo returns<<

Do you remember John Yoo? During the George W. Bush administration, Yoo worked in the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) under Attorney General John Ashcroft. While there, he authored the so-called Torture Memos, which provided a legal rationale for the torture of detainees during the War on Terror. Yoo also provided a legal opinion backing the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program. He is a member of the Federalist Society and, surprisingly, still holds a prestigious position at UC Berkely.
Trump has seized on a recent argument by Yoo that the Supreme Court’s DACA ruling actually gives the president immense new powers. In his view, President Obama lacked the legal authority to implement the DACA program through an executive order - yet, in a 5-to-4 decision by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court did not strike down Trump’s challenge to the law. For this reason, Yoo believes that Trump, too, has the authority to use executive orders to create and subvert practically any laws he chooses.
However, this argument ignores that SCOTUS only rejected the way the Trump administration went about trying to abolish DACA. The majority found that Trump had the authority to revoke the program, had he gone through the proper procedures to do so lawfully:
"We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies," Roberts wrote. "The wisdom of those decisions is none of our concern. Here we address only whether the Administration complied with the procedural requirements in the law that insist on 'a reasoned explanation for its action.' "
Back to Yoo’s article:
Suppose President Donald Trump decided to create a nationwide right to carry guns openly. He could declare that he would not enforce federal firearms laws, and that a new “Trump permit” would free any holder of state and local gun-control restrictions.
Even if Trump knew that his scheme lacked legal authority, he could get away with it for the length of his presidency. And, moreover, even if courts declared the permit illegal, his successor would have to keep enforcing the program for another year or two.
According to Axios, Yoo’s National Review piece has been “spotted atop Trump’s desk in the Oval Office,” and the president “has brought up the article with key advisers.” Yoo told the Guardian that he has been consulting with White House officials on the matter.
Then, in July, Trump appeared on Fox News where he told Chris Wallace:
“We’re signing a health-care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health-care plan that the Supreme Court decision on DACA gave me the right to do. So we’re going to solve — we’re going to sign an immigration plan, a health-care plan, and various other plans . . . The Supreme Court gave the president of the United States powers that nobody thought the president had, by approving, by doing what they did — their decision on DACA.” (video)
  • Trump is also reportedly considering using executive orders to curb mail-in voting - everything from directing the postal service not to deliver certain ballots to stopping local officials from counting them. It is unlikely any such action would survive legal challenges, however.

Ruling by fiat?

Fast forward to last week - the health-care plan never arrived, neither did the immigration plan Trump spoke of. Instead, Trump is beginning to exercise his alleged “powers that nobody thought the president had” by issuing four so-called executive orders to bypass Congress’s coronavirus relief negotiations.
Despite Trump’s marketing, only one is an executive order, the other three are memos.
  • The extra $400 a week in unemployment benefits is actually only $300 a week from the federal government and only provided if states can pick up the tab for 25% ($100) of the total $400 additional benefit. Covid blasted huge budget holes in every state in the nation; it is unlikely most will be able to provide thsi requisite 25%. Furthermore, each state will have to set up an entirely new system to deliver the aid, which will take a long time.
  • Trump did not prevent evictions, he just asks the HHS and CDC to “consider” whether an eviction ban is needed. Trump also didn’t provide any more money to help renters, but simply calls on the Tresury and HUD to see if they could find any more funds to help out.
  • The hyped - and crtiicized - payroll tax “cut” is actually just a deferral. The memo defers the due date through December 31. That’s all. Payroll taxes will still be due.
  • Similarly, Trump’s final memo defers student loan payments until the end of the year.
Where did Trump’s immense new powers go? Actual legal experts who examined Yoo’s arguments explain that they never existed in the first place.
“I think [Yoo] must be on some kind of drug,” said Laurence Tribe, a longtime constitutional scholar at Harvard. The court’s decision “did not even remotely provide a blueprint for the kind of lawlessness John Yoo seems to be trying to convince this president” to undertake, Tribe said. Leah Litman, a constitutional law professor at the University of Michigan, said the Trump administration’s tendency to cut corners on such legal requirements has had consequences. “The administration has a horrendous track record in the Supreme Court and in the lower federal courts in cases involving the Administrative Procedure Act, which requires the administration to give reasonable arguments and legitimate explanations for its policy choices,” Litman said.
“Yoo’s argument is based on a misunderstanding of the DACA policy, and an even worse misunderstanding of the Supreme Court’s decision in the DACA case,” [Litman] said. “Neither would stand up in court under any kind of scrutiny.”
Even Trump’s limited suggestions regarding the pandemic are likely to be challenged in court, as he himself acknowledged. But at least his paying customers got some free pens.

>>Facebook tilts the scales<<

Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation “strikes” against several posts by conservatives in an apparent attempt to prevent them from being banned. “It appears that policy people have been intervening in fact-checks on behalf of exclusively right-wing publishers to avoid them getting repeat-offender status,” a Facebook employee wrote in an internal policy discussion group.
...some of Facebook’s own employees gathered evidence they say shows Breitbart — along with other right-wing outlets and figures including Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Trump supporters Diamond and Silk, and conservative video production nonprofit Prager University — has received special treatment that helped it avoid running afoul of company policy. They see it as part of a pattern of preferential treatment for right-wing publishers and pages, many of which have alleged that the social network is biased against conservatives.
  • Furthermore, NBC News cited anonymous Facebook employees who said members of company leadership “deleted strikes during the review process that were issued to some conservative partners for posting misinformation over the last six months.”
An Instagram 'bug' heavily favored Trump re-election’s campaign content over Biden’s for months… Not only has the algorithm been returning more Trump-brand content on tag searches but that content has been overwhelmingly positive with nary a negative connotation to be seen.
Facebook’s fact-checkers have ruled claims in Trump ads are false — but no one is telling Facebook’s users because the company specifically exempts politicians from its rules against deception. Ads containing the falsehoods continue to run freely on the platform, without any kind of warning or label.
Fact-checkers were unanimous in their assessments when President Trump began claiming in June that Democrat Joe Biden wanted to “defund” police forces...Enabled by Facebook’s rules, Trump’s reelection campaign has shown versions of the false claim on Facebook at least 22.5 million times, in more than 1,400 ads costing between $350,000 and $553,000
The Daily Caller has been paid tens of thousands of dollars by GOP campaigns while providing fact-checking services for Facebook… The Daily Caller's fact-checking subsidiary Check Your Fact partnered with Facebook's fact-checking program last year. However, the Daily Caller itself has published right-wing disinformation, false stories and content written by white supremacists.
Facebook Refuses to Take Down Another Fake Nancy Pelosi Slurring Video… Like last time, instead of removing it, Facebook has instead decided to add a disclaimer to the video calling it “partly false.” The post has thousands of interactions and the video can still be viewed as of last Monday morning.
Nearly two dozen state attorneys general sent an open letter to Zuckerberg last week demanding the company improve its civil rights record. Citing a rise in hate crimes and online harassment, the attorneys general asked Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up enforcement of the social media company’s hate speech policies.

>>Court cases<<

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled 7-2 that the House has legal standing to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the House Judiciary Cmte. The appeals court left open other legal arguments against the subpoena to McGahn, leaving it unclear when or if the former White House lawyer will actually be hauled before the House panel.
Three judges on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals used Chief Justice Robert’s recent abortion ruling to allow several Arkansas abortion restrictions to go back into effect. It is rather complicated, but essentially Robert’s ruling protecting abortion access in Louisiana included language that makes it easier to restrict in certain cases; even if an abortion restriction has literally no benefit, it can still go into effect as long as it’s not a “substantial burden.”
In yet another unsigned emergency stay, the conservatives on the Supreme Court ruled in favor of officials at Orange County jail, allowing them to continue depriving inmates with basic sanitary equipment and COVID testing during the pandemic. “This Court normally does not reward bad behavior, and certainly not with extraordinary equitable relief,” Sotomayor wrote in dissent.
The conservative justices, aided by Roberts, have issued an extraordinary number of emergency stay orders under Trump. These orders are unsigned, provide no substantive analysis, and often go unnoticed by major media - yet allow challenged government programs to go into full effect even though lower courts have struck them down.
So, for example, during the 16 years of the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, the government asked the justices for such emergency relief only eight times — and the justices granted half of the applications. Moreover, none of the eight decisions to grant or deny such relief was 5-4.
But in just three years, the Trump administration’s Justice Department has sought 29 emergency stays from the Supreme Court — including 11 during the court’s current term alone. And the justices, or at least a majority of them, have largely acquiesced, granting 17 of the applications in full or in part, rulings that have had significant and lasting ramifications on the ground — and that have often been quite divisive on the court.
Journalist Mark Joseph Stern: “SCOTUS' five conservatives have quietly changed the rules regarding these emergency stays, but haven't explained why. Among other things, they've decided that they always understand the facts better than the district court, which is a radical shift…. the Supreme Court is not supposed to jump in every time a lower court issues a decision that five justices don't like. Maybe I'm cynical, but I think Chief Justice Roberts knows the public doesn't pay nearly as much attention to these emergency orders—which increasingly come in the late afternoon, evening, or even dead of night—so he can go hard-right without worrying about too much backlash.”
New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates, and other questionable expenditures.
Further reading:
  • A New York state Supreme Court judge on Thursday denied President Donald Trump's effort to delay the proceedings in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by longtime magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll, a move that allows her to pursue his DNA sample in an effort to prove claims he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.
  • A federal appeals court Tuesday blocked in three states the Trump administration's controversial "public charge" rule that critics say has a chilling effect on immigrants who may need to seek medical assistance
  • Judge again tells Devin Nunes he can’t sue Twitter over fake cow’s tweets
  • Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit seeking to block proxy voting
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Won't Review Life Sentence For Man Who Stole Hedge Clippers

>>Appointees and nominees<<

Trump placed failed nominee into position anyway, without the Senate’s consent. Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata formally withdrew his nomination to be the Defense Department undersecretary of defense for policy and Trump instead named him "the official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy reporting to the Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James Anderson.”
Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door Project, said keeping someone like Tata in place when members of the president’s own party are opposed to him is scandalous. “To me, avoiding the Senate's explicit advice and consent provision to install cronies for whom he has received little if any senatorial advice, and absolutely no consent, is an impeachable offense,” Hauser said. (WaPo)
  • Reminder: Anthony Tata called Obama a "terrorist leader," suggested that John Brennan should prepare for execution or suck "on a pistol," and said Islam is the "most oppressive violent religion I know of."
Trump’s nominee to become U.S. Ambassador to Germany, retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, has a history of pro-Russia comments and Islamophobic remarks. For instance, Macgregor appeared on Russia Today to support Russian separatism in Ukraine. In other media interviews, he repeatedly advocated to institute martial law at the US-Mexico border and "shoot people" if necessary.
  • Note that Macgregor’s support for Russian separatism in Ukraine is directly opposed to the “official” U.S. and NATO position, while being identical to the Russian position. Like Trump’s ordered withdrawal of US forces from Germany, it will be welcomed only by the Kremlin.
Trump’s nominee for a top special operations post at the Pentagon ran a company that may have trained some of the Saudis who assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Louis Bremer sits on the board of directors of a military training company named Tier 1 Group. According to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, the CIA warned other U.S. government agencies that Tier 1 employees may have trained some of Khashoggi’s killers.
He was asked about the allegation at his Senate hearing on Thursday (clip):
Louis Bremer: “I do know that we train Saudi nationals as part of our engagements with the kingdom as an allied nation. We train other nations, as well. But I have no knowledge of that.”
Sen. Tim Kaine: “So, until today, you had not been aware that an allegation had been made that a company on which you sit as a director, with a small board of directors, had potentially been involved in training the Saudis who were participants in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi?”
Louis Bremer: “Senator, I don’t have any recollection of that.”
  • Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, responded to Bremer’s account with skepticism. “Having served on a number of corporate boards myself, it’s hard for me to believe that a mention of your company by name in a column by David Ignatius — one of the leading foreign affairs commentators in the country — would not come to your attention nor to the attention of the board,” King said (video).
Further reading:
  • Official Convicted in Iran-Contra Affair Is Appointed Trump’s Envoy to Iran
  • At least three former clients of acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf have received millions in government contracts from DHS since he's held senior positions within the agency.

>>Immigration news<<

More than twice as many immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs and Enforcement this fiscal year than last after two detainees died this week. That brought this year's total to 17, compared with eight deaths last year.
There's been a major increase in the use of force against immigrants at ICE detention centers during the pandemic… ICE officials do not proactively report these cases unless media outlets request the information, and the agency does not compile data from use-of-force incidents within detention centers nationwide.
Trump administration bails out charter jet firm that helps deport migrants...The two awards to Classic Air under its ICE contract since the pandemic began, each for $50.7 million, were the largest it’s received under the contract since it was inked three years ago.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services introduced perhaps its most arbitrary, absurd modification yet to the immigration system: It began rejecting visa applications unless every single field was filled in, even those that obviously did not pertain to the applicant.
“Middle name” field left blank because the applicant does not have a middle name? Sorry, your application gets rejected. No apartment number because you live in a house? You’re rejected, too. No address given for your parents because they’re dead? No siblings named because you’re an only child? No work history dates because you’re an 8-year-old kid?
All real cases, all rejected.
More than 2,000 unaccompanied children have been expelled since March under an emergency declaration enacted by the Trump administration, which has cited the coronavirus in refusing to provide them protections under federal anti-trafficking and asylum laws.
ProPublica: Her Rapist Threatened to Make Her “Disappear.” Instead of Asylum, ICE Put Her in a Hotel and Sent Her Back.
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2020.07.18 18:32 ThirdRevelation89 Any advice for obtaining a marriage certificate from Berks County, Pennsylvania?

I'm trying to find the marriage certificate between my Great-great Grandparents that were married in Reading in 1910. I found this website and was able to find my Great-grandfather in the index, so I have the volume and page numbers.
It says:
Marriage Records (County of Berks) - You will receive a copy of the actual marriage listing:
Name, age, address, birth date, birthplace, occupation, and previous marriage information for each applicant
Name, residence, occupation, and birthplace of each applicant's parents
Date and place of marriage including name, title and address of officiant
but I don't see anywhere to find the actual certificate and unless I missed it, it doesn't look like I can find it on family search. The actual certificate would help with determining a birthplace for my great-grandmother (all the census records I've found say she was born in Pennsylvania, but her obituary says Poland) and would provide me the names of her and my gg-grandfather's parents.
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2020.06.28 01:07 startaquizbowlteam Quizbowl Competition Names: A Brief Census and Guide

One consistent theme of posts in this subreddit is that there's no consistent name for "quizbowl"-like activities around the country. There are many regional variations on quizbowl and lots of different names given to quizbowl, which often results in some confusion. Thus, here is a brief overview of each of these names (feel free to add your own in the comments!) so that people can better understand where they come from and to what extent they comport with quizbowl more generally.
Note that within all of these different names for quizbowl, the quality of the questions and competitions varies considerably. What matters is less what the competition is called and more what the format and the questions are.
One of the biggest differences is the degree to which questions in different quizbowl competitions are pyramidal--that is, are constructed to avoid misleading players and to fairly distinguish between players with different levels of knowledge. You can read more about the concept of pyramidality here, but do note that some companies and places that claim to be "pyramidal" are not actually pyramidal in terms of how they write their questions.
Everything here is just my opinion, of course.
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Quizbowl or Quiz Bowl: this is the most common name for quizbowl competitions in general. Sometimes you might see "Academic Quiz Bowl" to signify that quizbowl is more academic than just trivia. Regardless, most of the time quiz bowl is some kind of buzzer-based competition in which players use a buzzer to signal when they're ready to answer a question. The extent to which a given quizbowl league or format is pyramidal though varies widely depending on the question writeprovider.
Academic Bowl: This is another variation on the name "quizbowl" that varies a bit by region, but overall doesn't seem to be consistently in one area or another.
Academic Challenge: Common in New Jersey, Ohio, Wyoming, and various smaller areas like Berks County, PA. Rules differ dramatically between local formats, though in general these are often not pyramidal.
Academic Competition: Somewhat unique to Pennsylvania, with local counties sponsoring things like the Chester County Academic Competition.
Academic Decathlon: A separate company that operates a separate competition that consists more of taking tests on specific subjects, though there is a "Super Quiz" portion that is somewhat quizbowl-ish. Pretty much a different thing entirely and not quizbowl.
Academic League: Specific to a few counties like San Diego CA and Salem NJ but occasionally used in other areas. Often not pyramidal, though some specific academic leagues in San Diego have adopted pyramidal questions.
Academic Olympics: Used in Reno, NV and Horry County, SC as well as a few other areas. Often includes a quizbowl-ish portion, but may have other events as well.
Brain Bowl: Sometimes used in Florida, though it can also refer to specific competitions related to the human brain.
Hi-Q: A relatively ancient (dating back to 1948) form of quizbowl that hasn't changed much since. Local to a few areas where a certain paper mill company was based (Green Bay WI, Delaware County PA, Northern Seattle, and Northern Alabama).
It's Academic: A long-running TV quiz show with its own unique format. Used to be in a lot of cities, now limited mostly to the DC area.
Knowledge Bowl: Common in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Colorado, Washington State, and some other places like the Mid-South. Usually uses questions from Academic Hallmarks, though that may change as the company has changed ownership recently. Often not pyramidal and may have written tests in addition to buzzer-based rounds.
NAQT: NAQT is a specific question-writing company. It is not a specific format or type of question (a common misconception); NAQT questions can be used in a wide variety of formats. NAQT questions are always pyramidal, though they vary in length and difficulty depending on the specific type of set (some NAQT speed round questions can be 1-2 lines, though most used at weekend invitational tournaments are 3-4 lines).
National Academic League: Specific to Utah, Wichita, and some other areas. Has a rather out-of-date website. Is decidedly not pyramidal.
Quick Recall: Almost entirely a Kentucky-based name that comes from the Kentucky Governor's Cup competition. Quick Recall itself is slightly different than quizbowl and usually not as pyramidal, but sometimes this term is used to include any kind of buzzer-based competition in KY.
Scholastic Bowl: Used primarily in Illinois for the state competition and in Virginia for their state competition as well. As of 2020, Illinois and Virginia's state competitions are pyramidal.
Scholars Bowl: Tends to be most common in Kansas, Vermont, and the Deep South, though the formats greatly differ. Kansas Scholars Bowl is somewhat notorious as one of the most highly-regulated types of quizbowl in the country while Vermont and Alabama use NAQT questions with some small variations in format (i.e. like worksheets or different timing rules). [EDIT: as pointed out in the comments, this is also a very common name for quizbowl in Missouri]
Subject-Specific Quizbowl: here you have things like Certamen for Latin, Science Bowl, National Ocean Science Bowl, National History Bee and Bowl, etc. Each of these formats differs in their level of pyramidality as well--NHBB tends to be very pyramidal while Science Bowl continues to have multiple-choice question tossups that are pretty much the opposite of pyramidal.
Varsity Quiz: A long-running Las Vegas TV competition run by the Kiwanis.
Hope this helps clear things up for people; feel free to add more local formats too!
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2020.04.15 01:11 Deathbringspasta The Disturbing Murder of Laci Peterson

Before I jump right into the sad and tragic details of this unfortunate crime. I feel it is important that I share some information about who Laci Peterson was. Laci Denise Rocha, Also known as Laci Peterson, was born May 4th, 1975 in Modesto, California. She was raised on her family's dairy farm in Escalon, California. Escalon is a small town with a little more than 7,000 residents. Laci spent much of her younger life working on the farm and enjoyed gardening with her mother, something she continued to do throughout her life. Unfortunately, early on in Laci's life, her parents got a divorce. Laci moved with her mother to Modesto and visited her father on the farm during the weekends.
Laci was very athletic as a teenager, participating as a cheerleader in middle school and high school. Laci would go on to study and major in ornamental horticulture, which for those who aren't familiar, is the agriculture of plants and how to apply them to our everyday lives. She studied at California Polytechnic State University which is one of only two polytechnic universities in the state. Laci would often hang out at a place called Pacific Cafe, where one of her friends worked. Here is where the story begins because it is at this cafe Laci would meet Scott Peterson. It was mid-1994 and Laci had made the first move, she had given Scott her number and told her mother that same day that she had likely met the man she would marry.
Scott and Laci began talking and going out on dates together. Their first date was a deep-sea fishing trip where apparently, Laci got very seasick. As the couple's relationship got more serious, the two began to set aside their dreams to create a life together. Scott put aside his professional golf ambitions and focused on more reachable business paths. After two years of dating the two moved in together. At the time, Scott was finishing his senior year of university and Laci was working in a nearby town called Prunedale. This seems to mark the start of Scott's extramarital affairs. Apparently, at this time Scott had at least two affairs on the side of his relationship with Laci. It is unclear what the relationships were like or who they were with.
After Scott graduated, Scott and Laci got married in Avila Valley on August 9th, 1997. The following year, in June 1998, Laci graduated with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Not long after this, the couple opened a sports bar called The Shack in San Luis Obispo. The business started slow but did eventually start booming on the weekends. The Peterson's would sell The Shack and move back to Laci's hometown of Modesto. They had purchased a beautiful three-bedroom bungalow house for around $177,000.
Laci would take a job as a part-time substitute teacher and Scott would work at Tradecorp U.S.A, a newly founded American branch of a European fertilizer company. Scott made quite a comfortable living from this as well. According to Laci's family and friends, she was the ideal housewife who was always cooking, cleaning, or doing something to help out. When Laci found out she was pregnant in 2002, it seemed to be a welcomed surprise by everyone. Laci was set to give birth on February 16th, 2003 and they were set to have a boy. The couple planned to name their son Conner.
Sometime in November 2002, when Laci was 7 months pregnant, Scott met Amber Frey (pronounced fry) who was a massage therapist in Fresno. Scott and Amber began having an affair, Amber was unaware of Scott's marriage and soon to be a newborn child. Less than a month after this affair began, Laci would seemingly vanish into thin air on a three-day weekend the couple spent together in Carmel, California the week before Christmas. Carmel, from personal experience, is an absolutely beautiful area. I would definitely recommend checking out the Point Lobos area if you ever get the chance.
Aside from Scott Peterson, the last people known to have spoken to Laci before she seemingly vanished were her sister, Amy Rocha, and her mother, Sharon Rocha. Now, I am going to try and piece together a timeline of her last known whereabouts.
On December 23rd, 2002 around 5:45 pm, Laci and Scott went to Amy Rocha's salon simply named Salon Salon, and Scott had his hair cut. During this time Amy claims Scott offered to pick up a fruit basket for her that she had ordered since he would be playing golf in the area anyway. Scott really seemed to want people to know he was playing golf that day because according to officials, he had told multiple other people he would be doing so that day.
Sharon called her daughter that night at 8:30 pm and talked with her. This would unknowingly be her last time ever speaking to Laci. Scott would go on to claim he had seen Laci the next morning at about 9:30 am on December 24th. He claimed he was golfing but apparently changed his story to fishing at the Berkely Marina rather quickly. According to Scott, Staci was watching a cooking show of some sort while he was leaving. She was doing chores and preparing to walk the dog at a nearby park. At this point, Laci would have been eight-and-a-half months pregnant. The bias side of me absolutely hates that she would have been doing that much work while being that pregnant and he was just going off to fish.
This would be the last official known whereabouts of Laci. The next day the neighbor had come knocking as she had found the Peterson's dog, McKenzie. This neighbor said she found the dog around 10:30 am, another neighbor would come forward to say he saw McKenzie at around 10:45 am as well as he was playing with his own dog. An unknown person reported to the Modesto Bee that the dog was found with a muddy leash and was returned to the Peterson's home. The neighbor who returned the dog claimed to see nothing out of the ordinary while doing so. Scott would return home from fishing and noticed Laci was gone and the dog in the backyard with a muddy leash. Instead of calling the police or loved ones to find out where his eight-and-a-half month pregnant wife was, he decided to take a shower and wash his clothes as they were wet from fishing.
Scott reported his wife missing, but only after waiting until after 5 pm and calling his mother-in-law. Only then did Ron Grantski, Laci's step-father call the police and inform them of his daughter's situation. When police arrived at the home, they were met with a strangely calm Scott Peterson. He really didn't seem to be worried that his extremely pregnant wife was potentially missing and in danger. It's not like Laci was known to run out of the house unannounced, so you would think something out of the norm like this would cause some sort of emotional response. Police found Laci's purse and car keys hanging up in the closet and the dining room table had look to be meticulously set for a family dinner, assumably for the following night.
There was one thing that a detective noticed that disturbed him though. On the table, a phone book was open to a page with a full-page ad for a defense lawyer. Now, this could be a coincidence but it is also fair to look at that with a bit of suspicion. As I mentioned before, the police were put off by how calm Scott seemed to be. I know a lot of people make the point that everyone reacts differently in these situations. But we need to be a bit realistic with ourselves if you had a baby who was due in 2-3 weeks and your pregnant wife is missing...you would undoubtedly be upset.
Despite these weird feelings and Laci's family thinking Scott was guilty from the start, hundreds of searchers volunteered to help find Laci. Modesto police and firefighters searched along Dry Creek, which was the area the Peterson's dog was found. A $25,000 reward was offered and was even increased to $250,000 and even increased once more to $500,000 for any information leading to Laci's whereabouts. A candlelight vigil was held on December 30th to garner more attention to the case. Hundreds of posters, blue and yellow ribbons and even a website were made and circulated around the area. According to the Wikipedia page on Laci's case, upwards of 1,500 people volunteered to help pass out materials to help find Laci and her unborn son.
This is where things start to get pretty sick. On the way to his missing wife's vigil, Scott called Amber Frey and made up some weird elaborate lie that he was on his way to France and was planning on being in Paris for New Year's Eve. He even gave her a fake European phone number that actually just rerouted to his current cellphone number.
Scott was quoted as saying "You know, in my mind, we could be wonderful together for the rest of our lives,” on this phone call. The very next day, Scott called Amber to worship how beautiful she was and to tell her he was in Paris. Unknown to him though, Amber had already sold him out to the police and turned into an informant. Every conversation they had been having over the past week or so had been taped.
Amber had found out about Scott's wife and other life about a week after Laci had been reported as missing. She mentioned her friend showed her a video of Scott asking for information about his wife's location on TV. When Amber confronted Scott about this he tried to explain it away but wasn't making too much sense. Saying things like “There are different kinds of loss, Amber.” when being questioned about why he lied about the loss of his wife. Scott would go on to say Laci was, in fact, alive and she was still in Modesto. This was a major bombshell.
As I mentioned before, Laci's family was convinced from the start he had something to do with her disappearance. Their suspicions and fears were only amplified when they saw Amber come forward on TV. An interesting quote I found while reading articles online about this investigation mentions, "I saw more reaction out of [Scott] when he burned the God-darned chicken,” I believe this a quote from Laci's cousin. I mention this because it seems Scott did not begin to get emotional until he realized Amber was not okay with his lies.
Scott tried his best to convince Amber that Laci was indeed aware of the affair and was okay with it. This claim has been heavily refuted by virtually everyone who knew Laci. There is a famous sit-down interview Scott did with Diane Sawyer, where he tries to double down on this point, but I am not sure anyone is buying it. In this same interview, Scott would go on to claim his marriage was quote "Glorious" as well as other interesting choice words.
On April 13th, 2003, a couple walking their dog had stumbled upon something grisly. They had found a decomposing body, but the body they found was a surprisingly well-preserved body of a late-term male fetus. The area the body was discovered in was a marshy area in the San Francisco Bay, just north of Berkeley. Not too far from where Scott claimed he had been fishing. Upon a closer look, the fetus had it's umbilical cord still attached and looked to have been torn and not cut or clamped as the normal practice would be. For whatever reason, a judge sealed off the autopsy results but I was able to find an Associated Press source that revealed multiple loops of nylon tape had been found around the fetus' neck along with a nasty cut to the fetus' body.
A day later, an unknown passerby was out for a walk when they found another body of a recently pregnant woman. She was wearing beige pants and a maternity bra, she was found washed up on the rocky shoreline of the bay, roughly a mile or so from where the fetus was found. The body was decomposed to the point of being nearly unrecognizable. The poor woman had been decapitated and her limbs were missing. A few days later on April 18th, 2003, DNA results determined the bodies found were that of Laci Peterson and her unborn son, Conner. The autopsies reported that Conner's skin was not decomposed at all but the right side of his body had been mutilated, the placenta and umbilical cord were not found. Laci's cervix was intact and the exact date of her death could not be determined. Laci had looked to had suffered from a severe beating. She had two cracked ribs but the coroner could not say if these injuries occurred before or after he died.
All eyes were on Scott Peterson at this point. Scott was arrested on April 18, 2003, near a golf course where he claimed to have been meeting his brother and father. His naturally dark brown hair had been suddenly dyed blond and oddly, his car was full of miscellaneous items, which included around $15,000 in cash, a ton of survival gear, camping equipment, several changes of clothes, four cell phones, two driver's licenses, one of which was his brother's, and funnily enough a whopping 12 Viagra tablets. If this doesn't sound like someone trying to disappear and live off the grid, then I don't know what does.
To be fair, Scott's father, Lee Peterson did mention Scott used his brother's I.D. to get a discount at the golf course and that Scott had begun to live in his car due to the media attention. Personally, from the reports, it seems his car was so full of stuff that it would be virtually impossible to live out of it, but I digress. Police saw this as an attempt at fleeing from the law. Three days later on April 21st, 2003, Scott was arraigned in Stanislaus County Superior Court and was charged with two felony counts of murder with premeditation and special circumstances. He, of course, pled not guilty and his trial was moved to San Mateo County due to the number of people in Stanislaus County having a bias opinion.
The trial began on June, 1st, 2004, and after many months of grueling trial and testimony, Scott was convicted of first-degree murder for his wife's death and second-degree murder for the death of his unborn child. Scott Peterson was given the death sentence by Judge Alfred Delucchi, who was quoted as saying the murder of Laci Peterson was "cruel, uncaring, heartless, and callous". Luckily for Scott, California rarely follows through with the death penalty, in March 2019, the California government issues a moratorium for all 737 prisoners on death row in California, including Peterson. Essentially, this postpones any and all executions until the current governor's tenure is done. This seemingly doesn't carry much weight though since California hasn't gone through with an execution since 2006.
There has been a ton of controversy surrounding this case. Like many other cases that gain national attention, there are always conflicting beliefs as to what really happened. As I was researching into this story, I found a very solid article by the New York Post that broke down why Scott was found guilty.
To start, the bodies were found only a mile away from where Scott claimed to have been fishing.
Scott was noted to have been smirking and smiling throughout the trial.
Scott had told Amber Frey he has lost his wife two weeks before she went missing.
He exclusively referred to his missing son as Laci’s baby, and never his own.
He took multiple trips to San Francisco Bay around the time the bodies were found.
He had $15,000 and a passport was hidden in his car when he was arrested.
His general lack of emotion or care for his wife's safety.
Not all is lost though from this tragic story. Laci and Conner Peterson's death led to the creation of a new law known as the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as Laci and Conner's Law. This Act ensures that, under federal law, any person who causes death or injury to an unborn child while in the commission of a crime upon a pregnant woman will be charged with a separate offense.
In October 2005, A Superior Court Judge denied Scott's right to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy she had due to his murder conviction. Under California state law, criminals may not profit from insurance policies. Instead, the money was given to Laci's family, more specifically Laci's mother as she was the executor of her estate. In 2006, Sharon Rocha wrote a book for her daughter titled, For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice which became a #1 seller on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller List.
Sadly, there has been no more closure as to what exactly happened to Laci Peterson. Why was she killed? Why was she killed in such a violent way? What could have possibly caused Scott to do this? Why not just divorce and move on? There are so many unanswered questions that still remain in this case. I just hope Laci and Conner are resting in peace and Scott gets what is coming for him.
[Edits; Spelling, grammar.]
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2020.03.21 22:28 IdRatherBeOnAmino 23[M4F]- Seeking A More-Than-A-Friend For What Really Kind Of Feels Like The End Of The World

Hello, ForeverAloneDating! My name is Neil Rush. I was going to wait until certain other things had happened in my life to make a post on here, but the Coronavirus has thrown when a lot of things can happen in my life into doubt, so I decided that I should get ahead of the curve when it comes to socialization and finding a special girl/lady/woman to brighten up my young adult life (not the curve on the charts of people diagnosed with COVID-19, which should be flattened, not gotten ahead of, unless there's a way "getting ahead of the curve" can also mean "stop the spread of and/or neutralize the coronavirus"). This is probably going to be a pretty long post, with some admittedly long but hopefully context-applying stories to start, followed by a VERY LONG list in the middle and a few shorter lists, plus the standard FAD facts and requests. I guess that's one of the first things I'm looking for in a partner- being able to read long lists without feeling worn down or thinking less of the person that made the long list.
First, the awkward stuff. I have a diagnosis of the autism spectrum disorder commonly referred to as Asperger's Syndrome. Because it's a spectrum, that can mean a lot of different things to different people. In my case, it doesn't make me robotically hyperfocused on certain tasks but unable to pick up on social cues or speak with any tact, as is the common assumption of people with high-functioning autism. Rather, it gives me a near-encyclopedic knowledge of things I care about, some more physical behaviors not quite clicking like they usually do for most people my age, making long lists like what you're going to see in this post, using long lists and certain mental patterns to make a lot of my decisions, and processing a fair amount of things more like a teenager than a young adult. Some of the physical problems can be blamed on Crohn's disease as well, but that's more related to diet and metabolism than reflexes and coordination. And in regard to socialization, I think that my problem isn't that I don't think about my social skills, but perhaps that I think TOO MUCH about them, rather than just letting things flow naturally, and can come off as if I'm unnecessarily judging the social skills of others. It usually isn't too big of a problem, but my older sister came home recently, having left her New York City residence to prepare for a new job in San Francisco (which had been indefintely delayed, obviously), and needing to leave NYC before it went on lockdown, and she's not always the easiest person to communicate with. She's one of the only people somewhat close to my age to understand a lot of things I think about, so I wish she were easier to talk to, but some of the things that matter to her and traits she's inherited make me not like interacting with her a fair amount of the time. It's a shame, because we're going to be stuck in our parents' house most of the time for the next eight weeks.
Also, yeah, I still live with my parents. I graduated high school in 2015, technical school in 2017, and college in 2019, but have not had a paying job since August of 2018, and have only been able to find volunteer positions since August 2019. I've been having bad luck with finding a low-to-medium stress job in my area related to something I care about and/or utilizes skills I have. And just as I start to get some better ins with some possible employers than I've been having, the coronavirus happens. And even worse, a few of the places I was trying to apply to were movie theaters. The kinds of jobs I would want to have in an ideal world would be either screenwriting, audio editing, customeinformation services at an amusement or theme park, or event organization at an amusement/theme park-adjacent hotel or hotel themed in a manner potentially befitting a theme park. But I need a local job for standard moneymaking first. I actually attended orientation for a computer-data related company that tries to go out of its way to have many neuroatypical people employed on its teams, and while that's also not my ideal job, it's the kind of job that, after working at it for a little while and getting it on my resume, I could have almost any job I want as long as it's not too far above a certain pay grade, and could definitely get one of those dream jobs I mentioned. They have three locations in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware, and my parents and I would have to work out which location would have the right combination of decent public transit (because I'm not a driver), apartments in a good location, and openings in the position at the company that the person from the company that we talked with thought would be good for me, but otherwise, it's a pretty set deal. Well, and the coronavirus needs to blow over also. I know that job status really shouldn't matter in this kind of profile, but one girl I shared a class with once said that she wouldn't date a guy who didn't have some form of job, so it clearly matters to some people, and therefore, this is my explaination as to why I'm 23 and unemployed.
Once we get the job situation worked out, I'll be living on my own. It's a complicated feeling. On one hand, it will be good to not have to mind my parents when I go to bed, because they tend to go to bed a few hours earlier than me, and because things about my parents, in particular my dad, that I either didn't notice or care about before make me often not like being around him nowadays. On the other hand, I am kind of scared of having to rely on myself and strangers for things I'm used to having my parents provide for me. A roommate would be helpful in those regards, but still.
My history with attempted romance has been, in general, lacking. I didn't care much about girls before I was fifteen. For a while in my preteens, I wanted to be a single parent to an adopted son. Now, that's the last thing I want to be. I started to like girls when I was 15... while attending an all-boys boarding school. In addition to being all-boys, no more than thirty students could attend the school at a time, and they tried their hardest to keep their students from expressing any thoughts that weren't G-rated. Keep in mind, the school's students were all boys between the ages of 10 and 17. Trying to keep boys in that age range from expressing any thought that's not G-rated, rather than teaching them how to healthily process their... PG-13-thoughts in a way that doesn't fall into toxic masculinity, and not allowing them to healthily and appropriately interact with girls their age, perhaps the most important part of keeping teenage boys from exhibiting toxic masculinity behaviors, is a recipie for disaster. I like to think I came out of that school a lot better than many of its other students. I don't think I'd even be able to be aware of this if I didn't come out of the school comparatively better than a lot of other students. I returned to my previous high school for 11th and 12th grade, and had plenty of friends during that time, many of which were female. Unfortunately, the girls I was attracted to the most at that time were a girl I used to sit on the bus with when I was six, even joining a local teen newspaper that I didn't even like to read just because I deluded myself into thinking I could get closer to her through it, and a girl who had that "beautiful cherry blonde emo/geeky girl" look about her who was nice enough to me and most of her friends, but was dating a guy who I already didn't like due to his tendency to be a jerk to everyone that seemed even a little too idealistic for his edgelord-nihilist tastes (and apparently, he sold synthetic marijuana to middle-schoolers), and him dating someone I liked only made me villainize him in my head more. People could say what they liked about him, but he wasn't a bad boyfriend to this girl, so I had no chance. This girl and I actually did see Big Hero 6 together when it was new in November 2014, and managed to get away with it simply because we didn't call it a "date," even though, for all intents and purposes, that's pretty much what it was. Does that make me a homewrecker? I mean, her relationship with her boyfriend lasted after that, right? If it ended, it ended because of something else after I was out of the picture, right? Either way, I think that only recently have I started to realize that, had I not wasted thoughts on girls that only liked me grudgingly, and focused on the ones that liked me wholeheartedly, my last two years of high school would've been as happy to me for real as they looked to my family members and relatives that were "so proud of me" for all of my "accomplishments" and "how many friends I was making" at the time. And it's not like I completely ignored them. I had many happy moments with them, and even took one of the girls in that group to my junior prom in 2014, and my senior prom in 2015 (my high school was the kind where its prom was for both 11th and 12th graders, as well as 9th and 10th graders who went as the dates of an 11th or 12th grader, and both of my dates were two grades below me at the time). For all of my rose-colored vision about those two girls, I at least knew that the first girl that I had an unrequited crush on, who I'll just call "Newspaper Girl," was the kind of girl who would rather go to prom with her friends than with a date, and the second girl I had an unrequited crush on, who I'll just call "Big Hero 6 Girl," wouldn't be caught dead in a dress, not to mention taking another guys' girlfriend to prom when I wasn't even respectful acquaintances, let alone friends with him would paint a giant target on my head. When it came to the two girls I took to my respective proms, it never went past the platonic in our relationships, which I was fine with, but I did love them regardless, and still do. Had I not had crushes on those other two, I might've attempted to properly ask out one of the girls I took to my proms, more likely the one I took to senior prom. Unfortunately, after I graduated high school and started to primarily attend a local technical school, the schedules of all of my friends from that time got a lot busier, so I could barely do anything with them anymore, and they all have their own lives that I don't fit into anymore. I still occasionally text with the girl I took to senior prom, but I try not to intrude too much otherwise. I texted her when I found out about the coronavirus hitting the college she attends to see if she was OK, which she was, but I don't text her much outside of that sort of thing.
During the two years I spent at a technical school in its Communications Media Technology program, there was a beautiful girl studying in the program who was kind, friendly, and supportive to everyone else studying in the program, including me, but she had a boyfriend. Thankfully, it was someone I didn't know beforehand, and seemed like a decent person from what I could tell, so I didn't have the problem that I had before with the boyfriend of "Big Hero 6 Girl" and making him out to be like a supervillain in my mind (although, given that guy's overall demeanor, I don't think he even really needs to be dating a girl I like to be made out to be like a supervillain in my mind).
In college, there were a few girls I liked at various points, but I never really asked any of them out on account of none of them really feeling like perfect fits, even with the things I liked about them. There was one I met near the end of my time as an on-campus student (I spent my fourth and last semester doing one online class at home and one internship) who seemed like a real sweetheart and was a fan of a few of the geeky things I liked, but guess what? She was also dating another guy. And the guy she was dating was a friend of mine, which made it better in some ways and worse in others. I heard about them breaking up during my last week on campus, and I had her number, so we arranged to meet at her dorm at the college she was attending starting next semester, in January 2019. Things seemed a little weird because of having to walk a mile away from the college to get to the dorms in bitter cold weather, but we had fun playing video games, and even if she wasn't my girlfriend yet, I still felt like I had a good thing going with her. Then, she started texting me really weird things about her interactions with her roomate that sounded literally unbelievable, and that she wanted to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, despite their breakup being a situation where it seemed like he was the one more at fault. Then, one Sunday morning at the end of January 2019, when I was at a convention, she randomly called me, crying while doing so, and I said that I would text her later about it, due to me going to a panel at the time. After two cryptic texts she sent me later that same morning where she said that she couldn't live without her ex-boyfriend, she stopped communicating with me altogether. I tried a few times that week to get in touch with her, but clearly, she had some problems I couldn't know about, much less solve, so, once more, I just had to move on. Hopefully, things turn out better with whomever I meet on here, and that if they're having any problems, they aren't vague about them and do their best to help me help them.
Now for the slightly-less-awkward stuff. I'm about 5'8 tall, 145 lbs, Caucasian, heterosexual, have hazel eyes, and hair that's somewhere in between blonde and brown. It was black like my dad's hair when I was a baby, but then all that black hair fell off, and I was blonde by age three. Over time, my hair got gradually darker, but never as dark as it was as a baby, and my hair does become more golden-blonde during the summer, when it's exposed to more sunlight. I'm not particularly muscular, and am pretty thin and lanky, but it's not as much of a problem as it once was. In middle school, when the Crohn's disease was at its worst, I was dangerously underweight, and I had to overcome the fear of my own body's functions to start working my way back to a healthy weight. I'll admit that I don't have a very balanced diet or exercise regimen, with the healthiest things I eat being a few bananas a week, and some steamed broccoli when my mom makes it as a side-dish for dinner, and the most exercise I do being walking about three miles round-trip into another neighborhood that starts at the far end of my street and back on the sunnier days of the week. I like to think that sounds pretty good, but for some people, that's barely anything. And the only things I drink are white milk and water, which sounds good, given how I'm avoiding sugary juices, sodas, and alcohol, but some doctors say leads to low iron levels. A lot of this is because of Crohn's disease, which leads to a lot of dietary restrictions, but some of it is just because I only really like to eat plain foods and don't have very adventurous taste buds. And exercise just never really clicked with me either. Maybe I'll grow into a dad bod eventually. If health and fitness are things that end up REALLY mattering to my eventual partner, then I'll try expanding my horizons in those regards more, and I might even like it more than I might expect, but I like to think that, as long as you're not endangering others, it's better to die young because you ate and drank things that taste good and didn't strain yourself than die old because you ate and drank things that taste bad and tore your muscles. This doesn't mean I'm going to have a spring break party when the coronavirus is going around, however, and I agree with the health experts that, for now, you should settle for virtual-reality spring break parties at best.
I don't want to dwell on politics for too long, but given the "all issues are political issues" mentality that has been prevelant in America since the mid-2010s, I feel like I should get them out of the way real quick. My beliefs are a mix of several things, but religiously, the closest applicable label is probably deist, while politically, the closest applicable labels are probably classical liberal, egalitarian, libertarian, and individualist, and those last two probably aren't even too accurate, given how, selfishly, I would love for the government to do everything for me that I don't care enough about to do myself. But as the saying goes, hard work is its own reward, so I shouldn't rely too much on social services and the like. I also have a... complicated relationship with concepts such as diversity, representation, "cultural visibility," and the manner and frequency in which the media talks about them, themes which are touched upon in some original stories I've brainstormed about (original stories which can be talked about in the DMs). Back when I was seventeen, I would probably refuse to date someone who seemed too much like an SJW, but now I've realized how unrealistic and damaging of an expectation that is. Now, the only things I would ask of the politics of my girlfriend would be that they can understand why I would feel a certain way about something, even if they don't necessarily agree, don't act like it's perfectly OK for one group to be a victim of something but act appalled at a different group being a victim of the exact same thing, and don't support the "cancelling" of celebrities, unless they clearly did mean to do deliberate harm to someone else with something they did and also clearly feel little to no remorse over it. I will do my best to understand my girlfriend's beliefs as well, whether I personally agree with them or not.
Now for the one very long list and few shorter lists of things that I'm a fan of. Strap in.
Favorite animated TV series (no particular order)- -Making Fiends -South Park -Time Squad -My Life as a Teenage Robot -The Mighty B -Star vs. The Forces of Evil -Invader Zim -The Marvelous Misasventures of Flapjack -The Owl House -Rick and Morty -BoJack Horseman -Tuca & Bertie -Clone High -The new Mickey Mouse cartoons -Courage the Cowardly Dog -Gravity Falls -The Shivering Truth -Rugrats -Rocko's Modern Life -Hey Arnold -The Wild Thornberrys -SpongeBob SquarePants -The Fairly Oddparents -Danny Phantom -Avatar: The Last Airbender -El Tigre -The Legend of Korra -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -Harvey Beaks -The Loud House -Welcome to the Wayne -Dexter's Laboratory -Johnny Bravo -Cow and Chicken -The Powerpuff Girls -Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy -Codename: Kids Next Door -Samurai Jack -Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends -Ben 10 -Chowder -Adventure Time -Generator Rex -Regular Show -Sym-Bionic Titan -The Amazing World of Gumball -Steven Universe -Over the Garden Wall -We Bare Bears -OK KO- Let's Be Heroes -Craig of the Creek -Summer Camp Island -Victor and Valentino -Infinity Train -Batman: The Animated Series -Superman: The Animated Series -Batman Beyond -Teen Titans -Justice League Unlimited -The Batman -Young Justice -Green Lantern: The Animated Series -Harley Quinn -Kim Possible -Ducktales 2017 -Big Hero 6: The Series -Big City Greens -Amphibia -Fantastic Four 1994 -Spider-Man 1994 -Silver Surfer 1998 -Spider-Man Unlimited -The Avengers: United They Stand -The Spectacular Spider-Man -Wolverine and the X-Men -The Avengers: Earth's Mightest Heroes -Guardians of the Galaxy: The Animated Series -Voltron: Legendary Defender -Tales of Arcadia -The Dragon Prince -Hilda -She-Ra and the Princesses of Power -Twelve Forever -Aqua Teen Hunger Force -The Venture Bros -The Boondocks -Robot Chicken -Moral Orel -Final Space -Primal -The Simpsons -King of the Hill -Family Guy -Futurama -American Dad -The Cleveland Show -Bob's Burgers -Bless the Harts -Duncanville -Archer -F is For Family -Castlevania -Big Mouth -Disenchantment -Love, Death, and Robots -Seis Manos -Undone
Favorite live-action TV shows (no particular order)- -Modern Family -Shameless -Jane the Virgin -This Is Us -Community -It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia -Atlanta -Breaking Bad -Better Call Saul -Fargo
Favorite animated movies (no particular order)- -Beauty and the Beast -The Lion King -The Hunchback of Notre Dame -Mulan -Atlantis: The Lost Empire -Lilo and Stitch -Wreck-It Ralph -Big Hero 6 -Moana -Monsters, Inc. -Finding Nemo -The Incredibles 1 and 2 -Ratatouille -Wall-E -Up -Inside Out -Coco -Onward -Kung Fu Panda trilogy -How to Train Your Dragon trilogy -Megamind -Puss in Boots -Rise of the Guardians -The Croods -Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie -The Peanuts Movie -Kubo and the Two Strings -Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs -The Lego Movie(s)
Favorite Live-Action Movies (no particular order)- -Superman 1978 -Batman 1989 -Batman Begins -The Dark Knight -Wonder Woman 2017 -Aquaman 2018 -Shazam 2019 -X2: X-Men United -Spider-Man 2 -Iron Man -The Incredible Hulk -Thor -Captain America: The First Avenger -The Avengers -The Wolverine -Captain America: The Winter Soldier -Guardians of the Galaxy -Deadpool -Captain America: Civil War -Doctor Strange -Logan -Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 -Spider-Man: Homecoming -Black Panther -Deadpool 2 -Spider-Man: Far From Home
Favorite video game franchises (no particular order)- -Mario -Pikmin -Okami
Favorite internet personalities (no particular order)- -TheRunawayGuys -Chuggaaconroy -ProtonJon -NintendoCapriSun -MasaeAnela -Lucahjin -StephenPlays -AzureBlade49 -MysteryBen27 -Pcull44444
We can talk about any of the things I listed above or anything else these things make you think of if you like.
Other things I'd like in a girlfriend- -Is between the ages of 18 and 25 -Is from either Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, Indiana, or Tennessee, because I live in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and after I'm done with the computer-data company I mentioned earlier in this post, I'm planning on living near one of the amusement or theme parks in one of those states to work at or near one of them for a little while, at least when we know that the coronavirus won't be a problem anymore (and even if I can't move to any of those places, I'd love to have a good extra reason to take a few vacations to one or more of those places, again, after we know that the coronavirus won't be a problem anymore) -Is patient with my behaviors that are a result of my Asperger's syndrome and/or Crohn's disease -Has a good sense of humor, "good" in this context meaning doesn't make a stink about the darker or more off-color jokes in some of what I listed among the things I like, but can also enjoy the lighter jokes as well -Can give feedback on my three ideas for original animated TV series ideas, but also support the things I feel are too important to change -Has the kind of personality that would allow her to be not just my girlfriend, but my best friend as well, meaning someone I can gently roughhouse with, affectionately tease and be affectionately teased by, can talk about anything with, cuddle on the couch with, and be the kind of person who gets super-happy to see me after a bad day, because if everything's going well with us, I'm sure my girlfriend would be the kind of person I'd be super-happy to see after a bad day as well
Why I like to think I'd be a good boyfriend- -I'll listen to all of your problems that you tell me about -I love seeing girls/ladies/women I care about happy -I will defend your honor -I'm low-maintenance and can appreciate girls/ladies/women who are also low-maintenance -I like to laugh, albeit not at most of my family members' attempts to be funny -I clean up nicely when I'm going out to a fancy place -I'll pay for the majority of expenses on most dates
If we ever get to meet up (again, after the coronavirus blows over), some places I would want to go to for dates would be either a movie theater, a large mall, an amusement or theme park, or a fan convention if one is happening in either of our areas when we meet up. Hanging out at either of our houses and watching or playing one of the things I said I liked while also talking about it would be good as well. I'm also eager to hear any date ideas you have as well.
Well, I hope you were able to read all of that. If I do get someone to start DMing me after they read this post, just know that I won't be able to respond immediately every time or every day, because of things in my schedule, but I'm pretty sure that I'll be able to talk at least once a week, probably more. I may have a lot of extra free time because of the coronavirus, but that doesn't mean I'll always be available, because I have family things to worry about and such. I will try to be available pretty often, though. Thank you for reading all of this, and I hope that there's someone here that doesn't think I'm too weird. See you later!
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2020.03.20 17:08 ludicrousspeedg0 PA confirmed cases 268. Link below.

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Cases.aspx
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​COVID-19 Testing in Pennsylvania*
​NegativePositive2,574 268
Counties impacted to date include:

​County​Cases ​Adams 4 ​Allegheny 28 ​Beaver 3 ​​Berks 5 ​Bucks 16 ​​Centre ​1 ​Chester 17 ​Cumberland 11 ​Delaware 23 ​​Erie 1 Franklin ​1 ​​Lackawanna 4 ​​Lancaster 2 ​​Lebanon ​1 ​Lehigh 2 ​Luzerne 2 ​Monroe 19 ​Montgomery 59 ​Northampton 10 ​Philadelphia 42 ​Pike 2 ​​Potter ​1 ​Washington 3 ​Wayne 1 ​​Westmoreland 4 ​​York 6
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2020.03.10 00:49 VeganMinecraft $$ Craigslist Studies $$

Here are some craigslist studies going on right now. I plan to do these weekly. I do not post “Chances to win” as I believe that EVERYONE should be paid for their time so I only post ones where they pay everyone that qualifies. I sincerely hope this is appreciated as it does take me a bit to compile and sift through dead and garbage links and surveys. As always, if something sounds fishy, don’t do it. I can’t vouch for ALL the links.
PRO TIP: For Research Studies in Your area that pay in cash (there are often quite a lot so too long and too time consuming to post everything from each state here. Would take me all day) go to your craigslist site and type in "research" or "survey" and look under community, gigs or jobs.
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$10 Amazon Team Building App
$40 Visa Instructor for Classes
$40 Visa Families making less than 55K
In Person
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$40 Amazon Psychological Health & Wellness -- Berkely, CA
$100 Amazon Digital Marketers -- Manhattan, NY
$20 Amazon Unemployed Looking For Work -- Houston, TX
$30/hr Research on Memory Loss-- Boston, MA
$75 Amazon Blood Pressure App -- Orange County, CA
$500 Amazon Sustainability -- Portland, OR
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2019.11.14 04:30 BerksCtyColl Heres what you find when you clean out the basement of an 1800’s church basement. Dedication awning dated 1898. This is what it’s all about. Berks County Collection.

Heres what you find when you clean out the basement of an 1800’s church basement. Dedication awning dated 1898. This is what it’s all about. Berks County Collection. submitted by BerksCtyColl to Antiques [link] [comments]


2019.10.15 05:13 Carebarehair Who killed Shani Warren?

On the 18th of April 1987 the body of 26 year old Shani Warren was found on the bank of Lake Taplow in Maidenhead, England. Her mouth had been gagged with a blue scarf, her hands were tied together behind her back with jump lead cables, her feet were tied together with rope. She was wearing high heel shoes and was found on the muddy bank of the lake. She had drowned in a foot and a half of water.

The Home Office pathologist, Dr Ben Davies, performed an autopsy and found that she had died of drowning. However, he also discovered that she had been sexually assaulted; she had a strangling mark around her neck, which had probably been made with a car jump-lead; a jump-lead had been used to bind her wrists and ankles; and she was gagged. And yet Dr Davies concluded that she had committed suicide.

At the inquest, Shani’s mother insisted that her daughter was not suicidal, a psychiatrist who had examined her diaries agreed, but Dr Davies – who had earlier been removed from the approved list of Home Office pathologists and then reinstated – insisted that this was a case of suicide. Faced with such a conflict, the coroner recorded an open verdict, and little more effort was made to trace her attacker.

Shani had gone missing the day before. Shani had cut the grass at her home in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, She had placed the grass cuttings into black bin bags, before loading them into the boot of her car - an almost brand new Vauxhall Cavalier. She told her parents she was taking the cuttings around to her uncles. She had also bought some flowers for her boyfriend and a bottle of Champagne to celebrate paying off her new car. That was the last time she was seen alive.

Her car was examined shortly after her death and it was found to have a faulty gear box. This meant it couldn't be driven in either first or second gear - yet her parents testified that it was a brand new car and she had driven away without a problem on the day she went missing.

A knot expert concluded that it would've been impossible for Shani to tie the knots behind her back, especially when using car jump lead cables. However one month later he changed his mind and said it might be possible after all.

The inquest returned an open verdict but the Police treated it like a suicide.

SUSPECTS:

Shani was a secretary for a manager at "Micro scope" - an "intelligent computer systems" manufacturer. Micro scope was taken over by GEC-Marconi four weeks after the date of Shani’s death at a cost of sixteen million pounds. It was the first such acquisition in seven years for GEC-Marconi.

GEC-Marconi was a major, high tech, electronics company, and the UK's only supplier of torpedos. In the 1980's Marconi was working on top secret weapons projects for the British and American Governments, especially the Strategic Defense Initiative (the so called "Star Wars" project). During the 1980's, between 22 and 25 scientists died, some in very suspicious and bizarre circumstances. All the scientists were in some way connected to Guidance missile systems. Nearly all were connected with Marconi, yet nearly all their deaths were ruled suicide or accidental.

The first death occurred in March 1982. Dr Keith Bowden, a senior computer scientist, who had been contracted by Marconi to work on a top secret programme. drove his car across a dual carriageway and plunged off a bridge, down the embankment, into an abandoned rail yard. He died instantly. The police said Dr Bowden was speeding, and the coroner found high levels of alcohol in his system, so it was ruled an accident.
Dr Bowden had attended a social gathering that evening, but everyone there agreed that he hadn't been drinking. His wife and Solicitor hired an accident investigator to examine the wrecked car. He found that someone had swapped the normally pristine tyres on Dr Bowden's Rover and replaced them with a set that were old and almost threadbare.

April 1983, Lt Colonel Anthony Godley, went missing. Godley was head of work study at the Royal College of Military Science. They had a close working relationship with Marconi. Godley has never been found.

Three years later in 1985, Marconi Radar expert and Draughtsman, Roger Hill died from a shotgun blast to the chest - it was ruled suicide.

A few months later, Jonathan Walsh died after falling out of his Ivory Coast hotel balcony window in West Africa. He had been complaining for months that he was being watched and followed, and that his life was in danger. His death was ruled an accident.

One year later in August, Vimal Dajibhai, 24, a computer control systems scientist. Working in Marconi's Stingray torpedo department, Vimal phoned his wife to tell her he would be late home, then he drove to Bristol (135 miles away) and jumped from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Dajibhai was found with his trousers around his ankles, and a small "needle sized" puncture wound on his left buttock. His death was ruled a suicide although the Coroner did mention his concern about the death. Vimal had handed in his notice to Marconi and only had four days to go before he left. His family and friends say he was looking forward to starting his new job in London.

Six weeks later, Arshad Sharif, 26, another computer scientist who worked on satellite guidance systems at Marconi, also travelled to Bristol, tied one end of a rope to his neck, the other end to a tree, then jammed his foot on the accelerator of his car and decapitated himself. The day before his death, Sharif had been acting oddly and was seen paying for accommodation in a rooming house (popular with Aerospace employees) with a bundle of high denomination bank notes, although none of these notes were found post mortem. A relative summoned to identify the body noticed what appeared to be a metal rod was lying on the floor of the car next to the accelerator. Had it been used to wedge down the pedal? The Bristol Coroner wasn't happy with the coincidence of these latest two deaths, especially when it was discovered both men were working on "Cosmos", an underwater missile, guidance system, but he eventually recorded a verdict of suicide.

A few months later, around Christmastime 1986, Dr John Brittan was lucky enough to escape with only minor harm when his car suddenly and inexplicably, veered across a busy road and he ended up in a ditch. A few weeks later, in January 1987, after returning from a top secret trip to America, Dr Brittan was found dead in the garage at his home. He died from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. His death was ruled suicide.

Two weeks later, the body of Richard Pugh was found at his flat. Pugh was a computer expert for the defence industry but it is not known if he was connected to Marconi. Pugh was found with a plastic bag over his head. A thick rope was coiled around his body, and four times around his neck. His feet were bound together with rope. His death was ruled an accident through sexual misadventure.

At the same time Pugh died, Avtar Singh-Gida, an employee of the British Ministry of Defence, who worked on a number of Marconi's top secret programs, vanished from his home in Loughborough, England. He was feared dead but he was found in Paris' red-light district, fifteen weeks later. He had no memory of where he had been, or what he had done in that period. He returned to work and refuses to discuss what might have happened.

Still in early 1987 (February), Peter Peapell, a Metallurgy expert working for Marconi was found dead in his garage. Like Dr John Brittan, he died from carbon Monoxide poisoning. His wife stated that they had gotten home from a pleasant evening out. Peter went to put the car away and she went to bed. He was found the next morning with his body jammed under the car in an unnatural position. His death was ruled open.

In the same week, Marconi Engineer, David Skeels was found dead in almost exactly the same circumstances - in his garage. He died from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This time a hose pipe had been affixed to the exhaust. Skeels was sitting in the front seat. His death was ruled a suicide.

A few days later in February 87**, Victor Moore**, another Marconi employee died from a drugs overdose. His death started an investigation by M.I.5 - although it remains classified to this day.

A few weeks later, John Whiteman died by drowning in his bath. His body was surrounded by alcohol and prescription drugs - though none were found in his system.

Less than a month later, in March 1987, David Sands packed his car with containers of petrol and drove very fast into an empty restaurant. He died in the ensuing fireball. He was on his way to work, wearing his seat-belt, when he made the sudden U-turn and drove at speed into the building. Sands worked for Elliott Automation Space and Advanced Military Systems Ltd – a sister company of Marconi. His family and friends all agreed that he was not showing any signs of stress or strain. His death was ruled suicide.

Less than a month later, in April 1987, Stuart Gooding, an employee of the Royal College of Military Science , died when he slammed his car head-on into a truck on the island of Cyprus. Colleagues of Gooding expressed doubt at the accidental death verdict.

On the very same day Stuart Gooding died, David Greenhalgh also died, after falling (or being pushed) off a railway bridge in Berkshire. Greenhalgh just happened to be working on the same program as David Sands. Greenhalgh survived for a few days but had no recollection of why he jumped or if he was pushed.

It is here in the timeline that Shani Warren was found dead. It should be noted that David Greenhalgh and Shani Warren died in the same week. They also lived around the corner from each other.

On the same day as Shani died, George Kountis travelled over 3000 miles to Liverpool, and drove his car into the river Mersey. His sister has always maintained something sinister happened. The Coroner ruled suicide by drowning.

One week later on April 24th, Mark Wisner was found dead in a house he shared with two colleagues. He had several metres of cling film wrapped around his face, and a plastic bag on his head. Wisner Was a Software Engineer for the Ministry of Defence. The Coroner said the death was an accident from sexual misadventure.

One week later on May 3rd 1987, Michael Baker, a Digital communications expert working on a defence project at Plessey, died when his car crashed through a barrier near Poole in Dorset. Plessey are important because the previous year they had been bought by Marconi. The Coroner's verdict was Misadventure.
One month later, in June 1987, Frank Jennings, an Electronic Weapons Engineer with Plessey, was found dead from a heart attack. There was no inquest.
On March 25th,1988, Trevor Knight, a Computer Engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems, was found dead at his home in Hertfordshire. He was in the garage, at the wheel of his car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust. Knight's friend, Miss Narmada Thanki found three suicide notes written by him. Miss Thanki mentioned that Knight disliked his work but she did not detect any depression that would have driven him to suicide. Coroner's verdict: Suicide.
In August 1988, Alistair Beckham, a Software Engineer with Plessey, was found dead after being electrocuted in his garden shed with wires connected to his body and a handkerchief stuffed in his mouth. Apparently after doing some light gardening on a Sunday afternoon, he entered his shed, placed a Handkerchief in his mouth, attached wires to his body then jammed the wires into a power socket. The Coroner recorded an open verdict. His wife refuses to believe he took his own life. Hours after his death, men from the Ministry of Defence turned up at his home and removed files and folders.
In the very same month Beckham died, Peter Ferry, an Assistant Marketing Director with Marconi, was also found dead by electrocution. In his company flat, he stripped some wires, then jammed them into his tooth fillings, before inserting the other end into a plug socket. The Coroner recorded an open verdict.
One month later, in September 1988, Andrew Hall, an Engineering Manager with British Aerospace, was found dead of Carbon monoxide poisoning in a car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust. I'm unable to determine the location. British Aerospace and Marconi amalgamated to create BAE Systems. Death ruled a suicide.

In late 1991, Malcolm Puddy, who worked for Marconi, told his bosses, in an excited state, that he had "found something amazing". A week later he was pulled out of a canal dead. He had a painter's palette tied around his neck. All of his work computers had been emptied

No doubt much of the above is speculation. Finding out about the Government Defence employees is always extremely difficult, and a lot of misinformation will have been thrown into the mix.

SECOND SUSPECT:
(the following is copied from https://www.nickdavies.net/1999/10/05/getting-away-with-serial-rape-the-story-of-clive-barwell/ )
Clive Barwell.
At about half past two in the afternoon on May 14 1993, a 23-year-old woman from Leicestershire drove her mother’s car into the centre of Nottingham and parked on the ground floor of the concrete multi-storey car park which squats on the edge of the Broadmarsh shopping centre. For a few moments, she sat there, sorting through her handbag.
A man suddenly pulled open the door beside her, clamped his left hand over her mouth, pushed the blade of a knife against her throat and shoved her across the car into the footwell. He threw her coat over her head, threatened to slit her throat and drove off. For a while, he seemed to be intent on theft, rifling through her handbag and pulling her watch and rings off her when he stopped at traffic lights. He asked her if she was religious, and she told him she was a Catholic. “You’d better start praying,” he told her.
After a while, he drove away from the city and turned off down a long gravel path where he raped her, doing his best to cause her pain and to terrify her with his knife. When he had finished, he tied her naked in the footwell of the car, drove to a bank where she told him her PIN number so he could use her credit cards to take her money, and then he stopped again in some rural spot and, while she lay naked and bound in the car, he took the cap off the petrol tank and attempted to set fire to it. He failed and, a little later, he abandoned the car, with the 23-year-old woman crying alone inside it.
This was a strong woman. Despite all that happened to her that afternoon, she has gone on to marry and to rebuild her life, a battle with pain which has been made none the easier by the discovery by detectives last year that the man who assaulted her with such unbridled ferocity was supposed to have been locked up in prison at that very moment, serving a 16-year sentence for armed robbery.
Clive Barwell was eventually arrested for sex attacks after a highly successful inquiry of unprecedented scale, named Operation Lynx and led by the head of Notts CID, DCS Phil Davies. But by the time they arrested him, in March last year, Barwell had been able to spend some 16 years years traveling the country abducting, raping and attempting to murder women, profiting along the way from a series of blunders by detectives who originally dealt with his crimes and, most alarmingly, by the prison service who had been entrusted with locking him up when he was caught for other, non-sexual crimes.
Barwell has become the latest in an unsettling history of notorious cases in which serial sex offenders have left the law looking foolish: the Yorkshire Ripper who killed 13 women while police followed false clues; Denis Nilsen who killed 15 young men before the police even realised a crime had been committed; Operation Orchid which traced the paedophile murder of up to nine young men, only to have most of the cases dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. The murders of nine prostitutes, some allegedly by the ‘Midlands Ripper’, remain unsolved; and the National Crime Faculty at Bramshill, Hants has been investigating some 200 unsolved murders of women, some of which are also believed to be the work of undetected serial killers.
In retrospect, the problems with Barwell can be traced right back to his first known sex attack, in December 1982, when he drove into the middle of Bradford on a dark and foggy night and waited in a car park on derelict land behind St George’s Hall until he saw a woman alone in a car. It was a symbolic location: Bradford had been a regular hunting ground for Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, who had been jailed the previous year, and the West Yorkshire police were still reeling from criticism over their mishandling of the case. Their competence was about to be challenged again.
When the 30-year-old woman, half naked and weeping, went to police later that night and described how a man had forced his way into her car and driven her off and raped her, West Yorkshire detectives checked the local airports, searched the lane where the woman was raped, checked records of cars which had been stolen or abandoned that night and got nowhere. By embarrassing chance, the inspector who dealt with the woman was one Brian Harry Jackson who was later to be sent to prison himself for indecently assaulting young girls.
A month later, on January 3 1983, Barwell was back on their patch. He was visiting his girlfriend, Alwyn, who was in Leeds General Infirmary with appendicitis, but in the car park that night, he forced his way into a 26-year-old woman’s car, drove her off, threatened to shoot her in the back of the head and raped her. When he had finished with her, he gagged her and bound her ankles and wrists with electric cable, pulled a shopping bag over her head and drove her to the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, where he shoved her in. The woman was out of her depth in freezing water which rapidly filled the bag over her head. Barwell stood on the bank and watched her struggling. Kicking out, the woman felt a large stone on the floor of the canal and managed to get her feet onto it and to push her face above the water. She wriggled free from the cable and took the bag from her head. Barwell cursed her from the bank and, in fear, she turned and thrashed through the water to the far bank and safety. Barwell fled in her car, which he abandoned and torched.
West Yorkshire police rapidly realised the two offences were linked and set up an incident room to catch the serial rapist. They re-interviewed the first victim, ran an extensive inquiry, knocked on 14,153 front doors in search of witnesses but got nowhere. Along the way, they made mistakes. Some were small: a Leeds man saw the second woman’s car in flames and got a close look at a man who walked away, but when he went to West Yorkshire police to tell them, he complained he was treated more like a suspect than a helpful member of the public.
Other errors were worse. West Yorks police knew the rapist had used a stolen blue Ford Cortina before and after the abduction of the second victim. They knew, too, that someone had stolen a car in Leeds a week earlier in very similar locations and then gone on a shopping spree with a credit card from that car. If the two incidents were linked, this would yield a harvest of clues: there might be a pattern to the use of the credit card which could indicate the home area of the rapist; possibly he had even used the card in a shop where his name was known. The inquiry sent off for copies of all of the vouchers that had been used in the shopping spree – 20 of them. One of these vouchers proved there was indeed a link: it had been used to buy petrol for the stolen Ford Cortina driven in the second rape. The garage assistant had carefully written the Cortina’s number on the back of the voucher. But the detective who checked the vouchers simply missed the clue and reported that there was no link between the stolen credit card and the rapist. The harvest of clues remained untouched. The officer responsible has since been promoted to superintendent.
With both rapes, West Yorkshire police followed correct procedure in gathering numerous swabs and body hairs and other evidence from the victims and their cars but, when they failed to find their attacker, even though they knew it was highly likely that their serial rapist was still at work, they simply threw out the lot. When Operation Lynx re-opened the two cases, they had no usable scientific evidence to work with. The first woman had produced a photo-fit of her attacker, but West Yorkshire police had lost it.
Barwell continued to enjoy his liberty, living with his wife and two young sons in Leeds, committing armed robberies and stealing cars to order and, from time to time, abducting and raping women. Police are still putting together the full picture of his career. It is known that some 15 months after getting away with his rapes in Bradford and Leeds, he waited in a car park in Leicester until he saw a 20-year-old woman parking. Once again, he abducted her in her own car, drove her away and raped her, using his knife to cut her breasts, belly and neck. Leicestershire Police investigated but soon became embroiled in embarrassment.
This victim was so horrified by her experience that she never told her husband and reported it to the police on condition that they would protect her identity. However, her husband worked occasionally for police in a civilian role and subsequently walked into a CID room to find the intelligence board displaying pictures of his wife as a rape victim, naked to reveal her injuries. When he confronted his wife, she was furious and withdrew her co-operation from the inquiry. In the meantime, a detective inspector had stolen papers dealing with her rape and started visiting her at home, apparently hoping to have sex with her. This inspector, like his predecessor in West Yorkshire, was subsequently jailed for separate indecency.
The Leicestershire police contacted West Yorkshire to point out the similarity between the three attacks but, although they agreed to stay in touch, they set up no joint inquiry and, when they failed to find their man, Leicestershire like West Yorkshire before them gave up the hunt and threw out all of the scientific evidence which they had collected. Barwell carried on raping.
On November 15 1985, he marked the birth of his daughter by attacking a 20-year-old woman who was parking her car in central Doncaster. South Yorkshire police made no link between this and Barwell’s other offences, failed to make any progress with the inquiry and lost or destroyed every single piece of evidence and every single piece of paperwork from the case. When Operation Lynx finally solved the crime, they had to go to the files of the local newspaper to get a contemporary account of the victim’s ordeal.
Barwell was now working as a long-distance lorry driver, using his spare time to referee football matches in the Northern Counties League and also to attack women. His next known attack raised new worries. Shani Warren, aged 26, disappeared on April 17 1987. She had been mowing the lawn at her home in Stoke Poges, Bucks and had apparently set off in her car to dispose of the grass cuttings. She never returned and, the next day, she was found dead, in Taplow Lake, Berks. A Home Office pathologist, Dr Ben Davies, found that she had died of drowning. However, he also discovered that she had been sexually assaulted; she had a strangling mark around her neck, which had been probably been made with a car jump-lead; a jump-lead had been used to bind her wrists and ankles; and she was gagged. And yet Dr Davies concluded that she had committed suicide.
Thames Valley Police tried to start a murder inquiry. When an inquest was held, Shani’s mother insisted that her daughter was not suicidal, a psychiatrist who had examined her diaires agreed, but Dr Davies – who had earlier been removed from the approved list of Home Office pathologists and then reinstated – insisted that this was a case of suicide. Faced with such a conflict, the coroner recorded an open verdict, and little more effort was made to trace her attacker.
Operation Lynx has since established that on the day of Shani Warren’s death, Clive Barwell was driving near her home in Stoke Poges and also near Taplow Lake, which is some 25 miles away. They also noted the similarity between her death and the attempt by Barwell to kill the woman who was thrown into the Leeds and Liverpool canal. But at the time, Barwell once again was allowed to slip away.
Six and a half months later, however, on November 6 1987, Barwell’s career as a sex criminal finally ran into trouble when he was arrested for using a sawn-off shotgun to rob half a dozen security vans and for stealing numerous cars – including 16 from one car park in York in a single day. He was denied bail and when his trial ended, on January 13 1989, he was sent to prison for 16 years as a Category B security prisoner. The police had not begun to suspect that he was a serial rapist but they had at least locked him up where he could do no more harm to women. And yet within three and a half years, he was able to rape again – from within prison.
Barwell behaved like a model prisoner, obeying the rules and taking educational courses; persuading prison officers, governor grades and probation officers that he was trustworthy and reformed. After only two and a half years, he was reduced to Category C and, a year later, on August 24 1992, he was reduced to Category D, the lowest possible security status, and sent to an open prison, in Sudbury, Derbyshire. According to Prison Rules, he was not entitled to go on home leave until he had complete a third of his sentence, in March 1993. In fact, he was immediately allowed to return home on ‘resettlement licence’, which also allowed him to work locally as an electrician. On January 7 1990, he went to Leeds to visit his sick father on a four-day leave and at ten o’clock the next night, he attacked a woman who was leaving her car in Belgrave Street in the city centre.
The woman fought him off. She told police he had grappled her towards her car door, holding a butcher’s knife at her throat and ordering her to get in. She had no doubt he was trying to abduct her and later suffered severe bouts of depression and anxiety, but West Yorkshire police not only failed to find her attacker but recorded the incident as an attempted robbery, apparently an attempt to reduce the level of reported sex crime on their patch. Her car, which had been touched by Barwell, was never examined for prints. Her clothing, which had been torn, was never examined for body hairs. Four months later, Barwell left the prison on a day release to go to work as an electrician, ignored his job, travelled to Nottingham and abducted, raped and attempted to burn to death the 23-year-old woman whom he found in the multi-storey car park there. The Prison Service say there is no trace of his being disciplined for failing to go to work.
Although he was still only five years into his 16-year sentence, Barwell continued to enjoy a life of liberty. On one of his many trips to Leeds, he met a 33-year-old divorcee, Margaret Teasdale. Barwell had divorced his former wife and, on Valentine’s Day 1994, he and Margaret were married in Leeds register officer. The two of them then set up home not far from Sudbury Prison, in the Beresford Arms Hotel, in Ashbourne, where they worked as managers. Barwell – still supposedly a prisoner – regularly slept in the hotel for up to three nights at a time, drew a salary of £10,400 a year, bought a car for himself and, according to Home Office sources, was disciplined for parking in the governor’s reserved space on one of his occasional visits back to the prison. A year later, Margaret was pregnant with his son. The Prison Service now say that they were aware of all his activities, which broke no rules and were explicitly approved as part of his resettlement programme.
Detectives want to question Barwell about a number of unsolved rapes which were committed in the area during his time in Sudbury. On June 19 1995, seven and a half years after his arrest, Barwell was released on parole. Five weeks later, at around midday on July 26, he pounced on a 22-year-old student as she went to get into her car in a multi-storey carpark in the middle of Leeds. He tied her up, smeared superglue over her eyes and drove her off to a remote spot where he started cutting off her clothing. She fought with him and he abandoned the attempt to rape her, leaving her tied up in her car.
West Yorkshire police made more errors. A passer-by who found the victim in her car made notes of what she said, but the police lost them. An ambulance officer also made notes of what she said but destroyed them several months later when police failed to ask for a statement. A detective inspector from Notts contacted them to suggest that the abduction of this student could be linked to the abduction of the 23-year-old woman from the multi-storey car park in Nottingham. West Yorks detectives, in the words of one police source, “told him to fuck off”. However, despite the errors, this time, they also made a breakthrough.
Struggling with his victim, Barwell had cut himself and left a trace of his blood in the car. Searching through her handbag, he had left a finger print on an envelope. In January 1996, forensic scientists in Wetherby matched the DNA in the blood sample from the car in Leeds with the DNA in semen taken from the Nottingham victim. Now, at last, police from the two forces began to work together in what became Operation Lynx. Reviewing the records of unsolved rapes, they made links to the rapist’s behaviour in three of the earlier attacks, one of them in Leicestershire, whose detectives now also joined the inquiry.
They knew their best leads were the blood and the fingerprint they had found. Offender profilers suggested they were likely be dealing with a known sex offender. The pattern of offences suggested he was linked to Leeds. They took saliva samples for DNA comparison from 2,177 suspects – but Barwell had no history of sex offences. They ran the fingerprint through the Automatic Fingerprint Recognition system. Barwell’s prints were in there, but they found no match because the print they were working with was only partial. They decided to order a manual search, a potentially enormous exercise. To narrow the field, they turned once again to offender profilers and hit a new problem. Possibly inspired by the errors of the Yorkshire Ripper inquiry, where the entire hunt had been pushed off course by misleading tapes and letters, Barwell had deliberately left false clues as to his background.
He had spoken in a strong Scottish accent, although his real accent is Yorkshire. He had cursed his wife as ‘a blonde bitch’, although she was dark. He had referred to his Catholicism, when he was brought up a Protestant, and he had crashed car gears and driven erratically, even though he was a professional driver. The immediate result was that detectives asked the fingerprint labs to check through the records of Scottish men with links to Leeds. They found nothing. Then they searched through all men with links to Leeds who had criminal records for stealing cars. There were thousands of them.
While that search ground on, Lynx officers made another appeal on Crimewatch and linked two more rapes and the murder of Shani Warren, bringing South Yorkshire and Thames Valley into the operation. This was now a very big inquiry involving 180 officers from five forces. Apart from the 2,177 suspects whose saliva was tested, a further 9,945 were checked and excluded. Detectives raised 24,324 actions and entered 33,628 names (‘nominals’) on their computer system, more than in any other inquiry in the history of British policing. And on March 19 1998, after 940 hours of sifting manually through more than 7,000 prints, a specialist in Leeds came up with a name: Clive Barwell. He was arrested the next day.
Barwell turned out to be a very ordinary man: father a delivery driver; mother a cleaner and bar woman; the second of five children; truanted and did badly at school; a record of petty crime since he was eleven; good at swimming and running. If there were clues to his disposition, they lay in childhood incidents – father reportedly beating mother in front of the children and recruiting the 12-year-old Clive to keep guard on her, the mother walking out with the children but leaving Clive behind with the father, Clive stealing money from her to punish her and being beaten by her when she found out. He had been married three times, and although he had shown some signs of violence, none of his wives had suspected his true nature.
Now, he starts his life sentence, leaving police once more to review the errors of their ways. While he was waiting for his trial, the woman he tried to burn to death in Nottingham gave birth to a child. She says it marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one in her life.

It doesn't mention in this article but the knot used to tie Shani's hands behind her back, is a knot commonly used by lorry drivers. The area where Shani's car (and close to where her body) was found, is a dead end road, popular with lorry drivers, as a place to park up and sleep. That coupled with the fact he was in the vicinity of Shani's last known location (delivering car parts), are the reasons the police suspect he is the killer.
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2019.08.16 23:10 TeamTeSPA Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason 2019 - Recruitment Thread

Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason 2019 - Recruitment Thread

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Welcome to the Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason, where you and up to 11 of your classmates can fight against other schools in preparation for the Regular Season in the Spring!
Each team will be given the option to opt-in to two Bo3 matches each week, with results that feed into the national leaderboard. Leaderboard results for the Preseason will affect standings going into the regular season!

How to Sign up

Check the list below or go to the tournament’s sign up page. If you have successfully registered your account on compete, then all available teams from your school will be listed here. If you still don’t see a team, create one and others from your school who navigate to this page will see your team!

Requirements

  1. Be a full time college student in the United States or Canada
  2. Join up with 6 students from your school
  3. Play!
To read the full requirements for eligibility, read our legal rules.

Upcoming Dates

Week Registration Deadline Match Date Match 1 Match 2
Week 1 September 19th 2019 September 29th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 2 September 26th 2019 October 6th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 3 October 3rd 2019 October 13th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 4 October 10th 2019 October 20th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 5 October 17th 2019 October 27th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 6 October 24th 2019 November 3rd 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 7 October 31st 2019 November 10th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 8 November 7th 2019 November 17th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 9 November 14th 2019 November 24th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 10 November 21th 2019 December 1st 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 11 November 28th 2019 December 8th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 12 December 5th 2019 December 15th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
For more schedule information, visit our complete schedule page!

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2019.08.16 22:45 TeamTeSPA Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason 2019 - Recruitment Thread

Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason 2019 - Recruitment Thread

Info

Welcome to the Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason, where you and up to 11 of your classmates can fight against other schools in preparation for the Regular Season in the Spring!
Each team will be given the option to opt-in to two Bo3 matches each week, with results that feed into the national leaderboard. Leaderboard results for the Preseason will affect standings going into the regular season!

How to Sign up

Check the list below or go to the tournament’s sign up page. If you have successfully registered your account on compete, then all available teams from your school will be listed here. If you still don’t see a team, create one and others from your school who navigate to this page will see your team!

Requirements

  1. Be a full time college student in the United States or Canada
  2. Join up with 6 students from your school
  3. Play!
To read the full requirements for eligibility, read our legal rules.

Upcoming Dates

Week Registration Deadline Match Date Match 1 Match 2
Week 1 September 19th 2019 September 29th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 2 September 26th 2019 October 6th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 3 October 3rd 2019 October 13th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 4 October 10th 2019 October 20th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 5 October 17th 2019 October 27th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 6 October 24th 2019 November 3rd 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 7 October 31st 2019 November 10th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 8 November 7th 2019 November 17th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 9 November 14th 2019 November 24th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 10 November 21th 2019 December 1st 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 11 November 28th 2019 December 8th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
Week 12 December 5th 2019 December 15th 2019 5:00PM PT 6:30PM PT
For more schedule information, visit our complete schedule page!

Useful Links

Current Incomplete Teams

Disclaimer: This list includes incomplete teams and is up to date as of 9/16/2019 at 12:30 pm PT - if you see your school on this list and want to sign up, try contacting the captain through Blizzard Battle.net. They may have other members in mind, so don’t take offense if they don’t add you! Also keep in mind that team can have up to 12 players, so if your school isn't listed below, you might want to check on the site to see if you can join a team’s sub spot!

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2019.07.17 21:32 FraterEAO Historiolae and the Christian Magician

I'm pasting a full-text post from one of the Facebook groups on Christian occultism that I'm in. I'm leaving off information about the original poster to avoid any doxx-related concerns. This is not my work, but I felt like it was too good not to share with this community. If the OP wants me to take it down, I'd be more than happy to. If we take magic as "applied theology," then this is a fantastic set of examples from antiquity and in our contemporary world--at least IMO.
One of the most common tools for Christian magicians in late antiquity was the use of historiolae. That is, telling a relevant mythic story and then doing magic to cause that story to incurse upon the present moment. For example, "as Shadrak Mishak and Abednigo survived the Fiery Furnace, so NN shall survive this malaria fever" was an exceedingly popular historiola in the fourth century; it is found in several surviving papyrus amulets and magical codices dated to that time. As you might expect, another popular one was telling the bible verses of how Jesus healed Peter's mother, and then declaring "so also NN shall be healed". The spells might call for additional ingredients and barbarous names, but it is the illocution of the declarative words themselves that effect the new truth. Saying it (or writing it), it becomes true.
Historiolae are powerful tools for the modern Christian magician as well. On Friday, for example, I prayed with other faith leaders and a crowd of ~600 people at my city's Lights4Liberty vigil and I used an historiola in my prayer. Specifically, I prayed (paraphrasing here) that as God used the shouting of the assembly to shatter the walls around Jericho, so also God shall use the shouting of resistance protesters to shatter the walls of the Berks County detention center and the shatter the walls around the hearts of the powerful that insulate them from the cries of our neighbors in need. And that God would remind us of this story of how powerful shouting can be to bolster our spirits so we could continue doing the work of nonviolent resistance.
It may not have looked like magic, but the effects were immediately apparent. Several people sought me out after the vigil to tell me that this prayer renewed their spirits. "Those words gave me life," one woman said.
And I woke up today to the news headline that "A Berks County commissioner has decided that after partnering with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain families for decades, it’s time for the county to end the relationship." God is good. Hopefully the center closes completely, but this is the first step to that.
I'm not saying I did that. I'm saying WE did that. The historiola was about the shouting of masses of people making a difference, and our collective shouting made a difference. I think historiolae in general, and the use of this mythic story in particular is key to sustaining a healthy resistance team and to breaking down walls - both of which are central to my understanding of what it is to be Christian. I hope it gets shared widely.
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2019.06.07 00:53 NotJ3st3r Friday, June 7th

Today is:

On today's date in 1769, frontier hero Daniel Boone supposedly first set his sights on the land that would eventually become Kentucky. The date is taken from John Filson's book, The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucky. The book is also known for its appendix, titled "The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone," which has info that apparently came from Boone himself, but was still written by Filson. The book isn't considered to be 100% accurate by historians. Like many stories about Boone, it may include exaggerations and fabrications of his life. Nonetheless, today's holiday celebrates Boone and his first visit to Kentucky. The day has been celebrated since the nineteenth century by the Kentucky Historical Society.
Daniel Boone—the fur trapper, hunter, explorer, and frontiersman—was born on November 2, 1734, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. As a youngster, Boone spent most of his time outside in the wilderness. His family moved near the Yadkin River in North Carolina in 1750. He soon joined the militia to protect white settlements from Native Americans. He then fought with the British in the French and Indian War. It was at this time that he first heard about "Kentucke."
In the late 1760s, Boone moved near the Cumberland Gap, the passageway between the Cumberland Mountains (which are part of the Appalachian Mountains). Right on the doorstep of Kentucky, the Cumberland Gap was not heavily settled by white people at the time. The opening had been discovered in 1750, but really hadn't been used much during the following decade because the French and Indian War was going on. The British banned westward expansion past the Appalachian Mountains after the war, which also hampered the usage of the passageway. Daniel Boone was one of those who didn't take heed to the law.
In 1775, Boone worked with the Transylvania Company to make a trail through the Cumberland Gap. Known as the Wilderness Road, it became the main route of white settlers to the West. Soon after it was completed, the settlement of Boonesborough was founded on the Kentucky River. Boone's wife and daughters settled there, becoming the first Anglo-American women to settle in Kentucky.
During the Revolutionary War, Boone served in the Kentucky militia (Kentucky was organized as a county of Virginia at the time). In 1778, Boone was captured by the Shawnee. He was able to escape and warned the residents of Boonesborough that an attack was coming, and they were able to prepare themselves. With the publication of The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucky in 1784, Boone's already well-known reputation in Kentucky became even more widespread.
Following the Revolutionary War, Boone settled in what is now West Virginia. Always looking for more space, he moved with his son to Missouri in 1799. Another contributing factor to his move was that he had lost all of his land in Kentucky by 1798. Losing land was not Daniel Boone's only shortcoming. For one, he was a slave owner. His views of Native Americans could be seen as questionable, to say the least. He was also not a very astute land speculator and went deep into debt. Nonetheless, he had many other achievements, and we remember him today. He lived a long, fulfilling life, dying in St. Charles, Missouri, in 1820, at the age of 86.

Hug an Atheist Day was started by William Bermudez in 2009 as a parody of other Facebook groups that were popping up at the time that encouraged hugging people. He called for people to run up and hug atheists, or anyone that is a nonbeliever in general, whether they are an agnostic, skeptic, secular humanist, or have other similar views.

Fittingly, June Bug Day takes place in June. This is the month when June Bugs, a member of the Phyllophaga genus, which consists of over 260 species of New World scarab beetles, tend to be most visibly active. This is because they emerge from the ground this time of year and search for food and a mate. They may have been in the ground as larvae for up to three years. Adults are about an inch or a little less in length, have a hard black or brown casing, as well as wings. During the day they hide in trees, but at night they tend to swarm and are strongly attracted to light. This is also when they do their feeding, which mainly consists of trees and bushes.

Chocolate Ice Cream Day is dedicated to the tasty and popular confection. Chocolate is the second most popular ice cream flavor after vanilla, although its creation predates its more popular cousin. The first recipes of chocolate ice cream were published in 1693 in Naples, Italy, in which hot chocolate was the ingredient, which consisted of only chocolate and sugar. Chocolate ice cream was first introduced to the United States in the late 18th century. The first advertisement for chocolate ice cream in the United States appeared in New York City on May 12, 1777. Thomas Jefferson took a liking to ice cream when he was living in France during his time as an ambassador in the 1780’s, and there is some belief he helped bring its popularity to the United States after his return. In the early 19th century insulated ice houses were invented, spurring growth of the ice cream industry, and by the end of the century chocolate ice cream was very popular. Nowadays chocolate ice cream consists of cocoa powder, eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar.

National Doughnut Day, also known as National Donut Day, is an annual event that was started by the Chicago branch of the Salvation Army, first being held in 1938. It was created to honor the "Lassies," "Doughnut Girls," or "Doughnut Dollies" who had served doughnuts to servicemen in Europe during World War I. The aim of the day was also to be a fundraiser for Chicago's Salvation Army, in order to help the many people who were suffering on account of the Great Depression.
During World War I, the Salvation Army sent about 250 women volunteers who became known as "Doughnut Dollies" to France. They worked in "huts" near the front lines, where baked goods, supplies, and stamps were available, as were services for mending clothes. As it was hard to get most fresh baked goods this close to the front lines, doughnuts were chosen. At times they were even fried in helmets! The Salvation Army reintroduced the giving out of doughnuts during World War II, and members of the Red Cross gave them out as well. Today, the day is still a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in many places, and the organization teams up with various doughnut shops on the day. Some places also give out free doughnuts today.
Doughnuts are deep-fried yeast pastries. The first doughnuts in America, in fact, were little "nuts" of dough, and they were brought to New England by the Pilgrims, who had learned to make them while they were in Holland from 1607-1620. The first mention of doughnuts in print was in Washington Irving's 1809 book History of New York, which talks about Dutch settlers to New Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. By the middle of the nineteenth century, doughnuts with a punched out center became the norm, and doughnut corers were even being sold by mail order catalog!
By the twentieth century, many variations of doughnuts became popular, including iced, jelly or cream filled, and dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon. They became even more popular after soldiers returned from World War I and wanted the doughnuts that had been served to them overseas. Glazed is the most popular doughnut, and doughnut holes have been around since at least the 1960s. Doughnuts are often sold at doughnut shops, the most popular being Dunkin'.

VCR Day is a day to celebrate the videocassette recorder. Over time, VCR’s have been used to play back home movies and commercially made films and programs, as well as to record programming off of television. Prototypes and early versions of the VCR were made in the 1950’s, but they cost thousands of dollars and were only used at large television networks. The Telcan, made it England in 1962, was the first home VCR, which cost what would be the equivalent of over $1,600 in 2014 US currency. It could only record for 20 minutes at a time and was exclusively in black and white. Other various VCR’s competed for the market for the rest of the 1960’s and into the 1970’s. In 1972, commercial films were available to play on VCR’s for the first time, and by the mid 1970’s VCR’s began having mass market appeal. At this time there were a few incompatible types of tape cassettes that were competing for the market share, and eventually the two main types to emerge were Sony’s Betamax, sometimes just known as Beta, and JVC’s VHS, which stands for Video Home System. This competition was known as a “format war”. Eventually VHS won out, mainly because of their longer recording time. VHS was the preferred way to play and record video until shortly after 2000, when DVD’s overtook the market and VCR’s ended up in basements, attics, and yard sales.


Happy Celebrating
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2019.05.28 16:14 tombstoneshadows28 The complete daily schedule for Turner Classic Movies (U.S., E.S.T.) for the month of June, 2019

Saturday, June 01, 2019
(12:15 AM) Day For Night (1973/116m/François Truffaut)
(2:30 AM) Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974/93m/John Hough)
(4:15 AM) Outlaw Blues (1977/100m/Richard Heffron)
(6:00 AM) Small Town Girl (1936/106m/William A. Wellman)
(8:00 AM) MGM CARTOONS: A Rainy Day (1940/7m/Hugh Harman)
(8:09 AM) Let's Dance (1936/8m/David Miller)
(8:18 AM) Glimpses of Australia (1939/9m/?)
(8:28 AM) Stage to Chino (1940/59m/Edward Killy)
(9:30 AM) Lost City of the Jungle: Wave Length for Doom (SERIAL) (1946/?/?)
(10:00 AM) POPEYE: Protek the Weakerist (1937/7m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:08 AM) The Falcon Out West (1944/64m/William Clemens)
(11:30 AM) Men of the Sky (1942/20m/B. Reeves Eason)
(12:00 PM) Tulsa (1949/88m/Stuart Heisler)
(1:45 PM) Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956/113m/Robert Wise)
(3:45 PM) The Misfits (1961/125m/John Huston)
(6:00 PM) The Gumball Rally (1976/105m/Chuck Bail)
(8:00 PM) West Side Story (1961/154m/Robert Wise)
(10:45 PM) Violent Playground (1958/106m/Basil Dearden)
Sunday, June 02, 2019
(12:00 AM) The Asphalt Jungle (1950/112m/John Huston)
(2:00 AM) Vanishing Point (1971/99m/Richard C. Sarafian)
(4:00 AM) Three (1969/105m/John J. Sughrue)
(6:00 AM) The Young in Heart (1938/91m/Richard Wallace)
(7:45 AM) Madame Curie (1943/124m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(10:00 AM) The Asphalt Jungle (1950/112m/John Huston)
(12:00 PM) Love Affair (1939/88m/Leo McCarey)
(1:45 PM) Now, Voyager (1942/117m/Irving Rapper)
(4:00 PM) Rhapsody (1954/116m/Charles Vidor)
(6:00 PM) Light In The Piazza (1962/101m/Guy Green)
(8:00 PM) That Night in Rio (1941/91m/Irving Cummings)
(10:00 PM) You Can't Have Everything (1937/100m/Norman Taurog)
(12:00 AM) The Better 'Ole (1926/95m/Charles Reisner)
(2:00 AM) The Cars That Ate Paris (1974/88m/Peter Weir)
(3:45 AM) The Plumber (1979/78m/Peter Weir)
(5:30 AM) MGM Parade Show #23 (1955/26m/?)
Monday, June 03, 2019
(6:00 AM) Repent at Leisure (1941/66m/Frank Woodruff)
(7:15 AM) Housewife (1934/69m/Alfred E. Green)
(8:30 AM) Let's Try Again (1934/67m/Worthington Miner)
(9:45 AM) Their Own Desire (1929/65m/E. Mason Hopper)
(11:00 AM) Age of Indiscretion (1935/78m/Edward Ludwig)
(12:30 PM) Man On Fire (1957/95m/Ranald MacDougall)
(2:15 PM) Wednesday's Child (1934/68m/John Robertson)
(3:30 PM) Divorce In The Family (1932/81m/Charles F. Riesner)
5:00 PM) Child of Divorce (1947/62m/Richard O. Fleischer)
(6:15 PM) One is a Lonely Number (1972/97m/Mel Stuart)
(8:00 PM) Pandora's Box (1928/133m/G. W. Pabst)
(10:30 PM) The Little Princess (1939/93m/Walter Lang)
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
(12:15 AM) Rebel Without a Cause (1955/111m/Nicholas Ray)
(2:15 AM) Gilda (1946/110m/Charles Vidor)
(4:15 AM) Breathless (1960/90m/Jean-Luc Godard)
(6:00 AM) Viva Las Vegas (1964/85m/George Sidney)
(7:30 AM) Zou Zou (1934/Marc Allegret)
(9:15 AM) The Night of the Hunter (1955/93m/Charles Laughton)
(11:00 AM) The Curse of Frankenstein (1957/83m/Terence Fisher)
(12:30 PM) Horror of Dracula (1958/81m/Terence Fisher)
(2:00 PM) Our Mother's House (1967/105m/Jack Clayton)
(4:00 PM) The Woman In White (1948/109m/Peter Godfrey)
(6:00 PM) The Haunting (1963/112m/Robert Wise)
(8:00 PM) Woodstock: The Director's Cut (1970-1994/224m/Michael Wadleigh)
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
(12:00 AM) Easy Rider (1969/95m/Dennis Hopper)
(1:45 AM) Bed Sitting Room (1969/91m/Richard Lester)
(3:30 AM) The Big Cube (1969/98m/Tito Davison)
(5:30 AM) Keep Off The Grass (1969/21m/Ib Melchior)
(6:00 AM) Westward the Women (1951/116m/William A. Wellman)
(8:00 AM) Wicked Woman (1934/73m/Charles Brabin)
(9:15 AM) High Wall (1947/99m/Curtis Bernhardt)
(11:00 AM) Conspirator (1949/87m/Victor Saville)
(12:30 PM) Undercurrent (1946/116m/Vincente Minnelli)
(2:30 PM) Johnny Eager (1942/107m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(4:30 PM) Escape (1940/98m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(6:15 PM) A Yank at Oxford (1938/105m/Jack Conway)
(8:00 PM) Holiday in Mexico (1946/128m/George Sidney)
(10:15 PM) Three Daring Daughters (1948/115m/Fred M. Wilcox)
Thursday, June 06, 2019
(12:30 AM) A Date With Judy (1948/113m/Richard Thorpe)
(2:30 AM) Luxury Liner (1948/98m/Richard Whorf)
(4:15 AM) The Affairs of Martha (1942/67m/Jules Dassin)
(5:30 AM) In Which We Serve (1942/115m/Noel Coward)
(7:30 AM) Screaming Eagles (1956/81m/Charles Haas)
(9:00 AM) Breakthrough (1950/91m/Lewis Seiler)
(11:00 AM) Fighter Squadron (1948/95m/Raoul Walsh)
(1:00 PM) 36 Hours (1964/115m/George Seaton)
(3:15 PM) Dunkirk (1958/135m/Leslie Norman)
(5:45 PM) The Battle Of Britain (1969/132m/Guy Hamilton)
(8:00 PM) The Longest Day (1962/178m/Andrew Marton)
(11:15 PM) Overlord (1975/83m/Stuart Cooper)
Friday, June 07, 2019
(1:00 AM) A Bridge Too Far (1977/176m/Richard Attenborough)
(4:00 AM) Battleground (1949/119m/William Wellman)
(6:15 AM) Attack (1956/108m/Robert Aldrich)
(9:00 AM) The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937/98m/Richard Boleslawski)
(11:00 AM) The Law and the Lady (1951/104m/Edwin H. Knopf**
1:00 PM) Satan Met A Lady (1936/74m/William Dieterle)
(2:30 PM) The Maltese Falcon (1941/100m/John Huston)
(4:15 PM) To Have and Have Not (1944/100m/Howard Hawks)
(6:00 PM) The Breaking Point (1950/97m/Michael Curtiz)
(7:45 PM) So You Want to Play the Horses? (1946/11m/Richard Bare)
(8:00 PM) Alice Adams (1935/99m/George Stevens)
(10:00 PM) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942/88m/Orson Welles)
(11:45 PM) On Moonlight Bay (1951/95m/Roy Del Ruth)
Saturday, June 08, 2019
(2:00 AM) Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971/95m/Thomas Casey)
(3:45 AM) Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971/89m/Curtis Harrington)
(5:30 AM) MGM Parade Show #23 (1955/26m/?)
(6:00 AM) Young Man With a Horn (1950/112m/Michael Curtiz)
(8:00 AM) MGM CARTOONS: The Rookie Bear (1941/8m/Rudolf Ising)
(8:10 AM) Bone Crushers (1933/8m/Ward Wing)
(8:19 AM) Glimpses of Argentina (1952/8m/?)
(8:28 AM) Road Agent (1952/60m/Lesley Selander)
(9:30 AM) Lost City of the Jungle: The Pit of Pendrang (SERIAL) (1946/?/?)
(10:00 AM) POPEYE: Fowl Play (1937/7m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:08 AM) The Falcon in Mexico (1944/70m/William Berke)
(11:30 AM) The Declaration of Independence (1938/17m/Crane Wilbur)
(12:00 PM) King Kong (1933/104m/Merian C. Cooper)
(2:00 PM) Dial ‘M’ For Murder (1954/105m/Alfred Hitchcock)
(4:00 PM) Lawrence of Arabia (1962/227m/David Lean)
(8:00 PM) Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976/104m/Barbara Kopple)
(9:00 PM) Grey Gardens (1976/95m/Ellen Hovde)
Sunday, June 09, 2019
(12:00 AM) Nora Prentiss (1947/111m/Vincent Sherman)
(2:00 AM) City For Conquest (1940/104m/Anatole Litvak)
(4:00 AM) Torrid Zone (1940/88m/William Keighley)
(6:00 AM) Romance on the High Seas (1948/99m/Michael Curtiz
(8:00 AM) My Dream is Yours (1949/101m/Michael Curtiz and Friz Freleng)
(10:00 AM) Tea for Two (1950/98m/David Butler)
(11:45 AM) On Moonlight Bay (1951/95m/Roy Del Ruth)
(1:30 PM) Johnny Carson on TCM: Doris Day (1976)
(1:45 PM) Love Me or Leave Me (1955/122m/Charles Vidor)
(4:00 PM) Calamity Jane (1953/101m/David Butler)
(6:00 PM) Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960/112/Charles Walters)
(8:00 PM) Pillow Talk (1959/102m/Michael Gordon)
(10:00 PM) Lover Come Back (1961/107m/Delbert Mann)
Monday, June 10, 2019
(12:00 AM) Move Over, Darling (1963/103m/Michael Gordon)
(2:00 AM) The Glass Bottom Boat (1966/110m/Frank Tashlin)
(4:00 AM) Julie (1956/99m/Andrew L. Stone)
(6:00 AM) Impact (1949/111m/Arthur Lubin)
(8:00 AM) The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934/98m/Harold Young)
(9:45 AM) It Happened One Night (1934/105m/Frank Capra)
(11:45 AM) Hollow Triumph (1948/82m/Steve Sekely)
(1:15 PM) Neptune's Daughter (1949/93m/Edward Buzzell)
(3:00 PM) The Stranger (1946/95m/Orson Welles)
(4:45 PM) Detour (1945/68m/Edgar G. Ulmer)
(6:00 PM) Purple Noon (1961/117m/René Clément)
(8:00 PM) Cleopatra (1963/251m/Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
(12:30 AM) Coffy (1973/90m/Jack Hill)
(2:15 AM) Eraserhead (1977/89m/David Lynch)
(4:00 AM) ”10” (1979/122m/Blake Edwards)
(6:15 AM) Kismet (1944/100m/William Dieterle)
(8:00 AM) The Boy With Green Hair (1948/82m/Joseph Losey)
(9:30 AM) Forever, Darling (1956/91m/Alexander Hall)
(11:15 AM) Arena (1953/71m/Richard Fleischer)
(12:30 PM) Moonlight On The Prairie (1936/63m/D. Ross Lederman)
(1:45 PM) The Royal Rodeo (1939/15m/George Amy)
(2:15 PM) The Saddle Buster (1932/59m/Fred Allen)
(3:30 PM) Cattle King (1963/90m/Tay Garnett)
(5:15 PM) Powdersmoke Range (1935/72m/Wallace Fox)
(6:30 PM) Wyoming (1940/88m/Richard Thorpe)
(8:00 PM) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969/110m/George Roy Hill)
(10:00 PM) Medium Cool (1969/111m/Haskell Wexler)
(12:00 AM) The Wild Bunch (1969/145m/Sam Peckinpah)
(2:45 AM) Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969/93m/Robert Thom)
(4:30 AM) Fellini Satyricon (1969/130m/Federico Fellini)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
(6:45 AM) MGM Parade Show #23 (1955/26m)
(7:15 AM) Gulliver's Travels (1939/76m/Dave Fleischer)
(8:45 AM) The Curse of the Cat People (1944/70m/Gunther V. Fritsch and Robert Wise)
(10:00 AM) The Secret Garden (1949/92m/Fred M. Wilcox)
(11:45 AM) The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T. (1953/89m/Roy Rowland)
(1:30 PM) The Little Fugitive (1953/81m/Ray Ashley)
(3:00 PM) The Red Balloon (1956/34m/Albert Lamorisse)
(3:45 PM) Tom Thumb (1958/92m/George Pal)
(5:30 PM) The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964/99m/Arthur Lubin)
(7:30 PM) Holiday From Rules? (1959/11m/William H. Murray)
(8:00 PM) Royal Wedding (1951/93m/Stanley Donen)
(10:00 PM) Two Weeks with Love (1950/92m/Roy Rowland)
Thursday, June 13, 2019
(12:00 AM) Nancy Goes To Rio (1950/100m/Robert Z. Leonard)
(2:00 AM) Small Town Girl (1953/93m/Leslie Kardos)
(4:00 AM) Rich, Young and Pretty (1951/95m/Norman Taurog)
(5:45 AM) December 7th: The Movie (1943/84m/John Ford)
(7:15 AM) Objective, Burma! (1945/142m/Raoul Walsh)
(9:45 AM) Air Force (1943/124m/Howard Hawks)
(12:00 PM) Bataan (1943/115m/Tay Garnett)
(2:00 PM) Back to Bataan (1945/95m/Edward Dmytryk)
(4:00 PM) Flying Leathernecks (1951/102m/Nicholas Ray)
(6:00 PM) Operation: Pacific (1951/109m/George Waggner)
(8:00 PM) Sands of Iwo Jima (1950/109m/Allan Dwan)
(10:00 PM) Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970/149m/Richard Fleischer)
Friday, June 14, 2019
(12:45 AM) Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944/138m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(3:15 AM) Destination Tokyo (1943/135m/Delmer Daves)
(5:45 AM) They Were Expendable (1945/135m/John Ford)
(8:15 AM) Sea Chase (1955/117m/John Farrow)
(10:30 AM) The Sharkfighters (1956/74m/Jerry Hopper)
(12:00 PM) Last of the Pagans (1935/70m/Richard Thorpe)
(1:30 PM) Death Curse of Tartu (1966/88m/William Grefé)
(3:15 PM) Shark's Treasure (1975/95m/Cornel Wilde)
(5:00 PM) Killer Shark (1950/76m/Oscar Boetticher)
(6:30 PM) Tiger Shark (1932/77m/Howard Hawks)
(8:00 PM) Steel Magnolias (1989/118m/Herbert Ross)
(10:15 PM) The Group (1966/152m/Sidney Lumet)
Saturday, June 15, 2019
(1:00 AM) Stage Door (1937/92m/Gregory LaCava)
(2:45 AM) The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1958/64m/Rafael Portillo)
(4:00 AM) The Mummy (1959/88m/Terence Fisher)
(5:30 AM) Wonderful World of Tupperware (1965/29m/George J. Yarbrough)
(6:00 AM) Betrayed (1954/109m/Gottfried Reinhardt)
(8:00 AM) MGM CARTOONS: The Mad Maestro (1939/8m/Hugh Harman)
(8:09 AM) Famous Boners (1942/10m/Douglas Foster)
(8:20 AM) Glimpses of Guatemala (1946/8m/?)
(8:29 AM) Men of America (1933/58m/Ralph Ince)
(9:30 AM) Lost City of the Jungle: Fiery Danger (SERIAL) (1946/?/?)
(10:00 AM) POPEYE: Let's Celebrake (1933/7m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:08 AM) The Falcon in Hollywood (1944/67m/Gordon Douglas)
(11:30 AM) I Won't Play (1944/18m/Crane Wilbur)
(12:00 PM) Only Angels Have Wings (1939/121m/Howard Hawks)
(2:15 PM) Kansas City Confidential (1952/99m/Phil Karlson)
(4:00 PM) Ride the High Country (1962/94m/Sam Peckinpah)
(5:45 PM) There Was a Crooked Man (1970/123m/Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
(8:00 PM) La Pointe Courte (1954/80m/Agnès Varda)
(9:45 PM) Cléo From 5 to 7 (1962/89m/Agnès Varda)
(11:30 PM) Du cote de la cote (1958/26m/Agnès Varda)
Sunday, June 16, 2019
(12:00 AM) Pickup on South Street (1953/80m/Samuel Fuller)
(1:45 AM) 13 West Street (1962/80m/Philip Leacock)
(3:30 AM) Green Dolphin Street (1947/141m/Victor Saville)
(6:00 AM) Daughters Courageous (1939/107m/Michael Curtiz)
(8:00 AM) Edward, My Son (1949/113m/George Cukor)
(10:00 AM) Pickup on South Street (1953/80m/Samuel Fuller)
(11:30 AM) Judge Hardy And Son (1939/90m/George B. Seitz)
(1:15 PM) East of Eden (1955/118m/Elia Kazan)
(3:30 PM) The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963/119m/Vincente Minnelli)
(5:45 PM) A River Runs Through It (1992/124m/Robert Redford)
(8:00 PM) Life With Father (1947/118m/Michael Curtiz)
(10:15 PM) Father Of The Bride (1950/93m/Vincente Minnelli)
Monday, June 17, 2019
(12:00 AM) Tell It to the Marines (1927/103m/George Hill)
(2:00 AM) News From Home (1976/85m/Chantal Akerman)
(3:45 AM) Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (1978/120m/Chantal Akerman)
(6:00 AM) Flight Angels (1940/74m/Lewis Seiler)
(7:30 AM) Headline Shooter (1933/61m/Otto Brower)
(8:45 AM) This Man is Mine (1934/76m/John Cromwell)
(10:15 AM) Fools for Scandal (1938/80m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(11:45 AM) Footsteps in the Dark (1941/86m/Lloyd Bacon)
(1:30 PM) Brother Orchid (1940/88m/Lloyd Bacon)
(3:15 PM) Sunrise at Campobello (1960/144m/Vincent J. Donehue)
(5:45 PM) The Professionals (1966/118m/Richard Brooks)
(8:00 PM) Bombshell (1933/96m/Victor Fleming)
(9:45 PM) Contempt (1963/103m/Jean-Luc Godard)
(11:45 PM) The Glass Key (1942/85m/Stuart Heisler)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
(1:15 AM) Let's Make Love (1960/119m/George Cukor)
(3:30 AM) The Swan (1956/108m/Charles Vidor)
(5:30 AM) Move Over, Darling (1963/103m/Michael Gordon)
(7:30 AM) Bonnie and Clyde (1967/111m/Arthur Penn)
(9:30 AM) MGM Parade Show #23 (1955/26m/?)
(10:15 AM) Manhattan Parade (1931/75m/Lloyd Bacon)
(11:45 AM) Mary Jane's Pa (1935/71m/William Keighley)
(1:00 PM) Forty Little Mothers (1940/90m/Busby Berkeley)
(2:45 PM) This Side of Heaven (1934/77m/William K. Howard)
(4:15 PM) These Wilder Years (1956/91m/Roy Rowland)
(6:00 PM) A Taste of Honey (1961/101m/Tony Richardson)
(8:00 PM) Model Shop (1969/97m/Jacques Demy)
(10:00 PM) Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969/105m/Paul Mazursky)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
(12:00 AM) Staircase (1969/98m/Stanley Donen)
(1:45 AM) Cactus Flower (1969/104m/Gene Saks)
(3:45 AM) Z (1969/127m/Costa-Gavras)
(6:00 AM) Off The Record (1939/71m/James Flood)
(7:15 AM) Are These Our Children? (1931/84m/Wesley Ruggles)
(8:45 AM) Boy of the Streets (1937/77m/William Nigh)
(10:15 AM) Boys' Ranch (1946/97m/Roy Rowland)
(12:00 PM) Youth Runs Wild (1944/67m/Mark Robson)
(1:15 PM) Boy Slaves (1939/72m/P. J. Wolfson)
(2:30 PM) The Young Stranger (1957/84m/John Frankenheimer)
(4:00 PM) Lord Jeff (1938/85m/Sam Wood)
(5:30 PM) The Beloved Brat (1938/62m/Arthur Lubin)
(6:45 PM) Bright Road (1953/68m/Gerald Mayer)
(8:00 PM) Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954/102m/Stanley Donen)
(10:00 PM) Hit the Deck (1955/112m/Roy Rowland)
Thursday, June 20, 2019
(12:00 AM) Three Sailors and a Girl (1953/95m/Roy Del Ruth)
(2:00 AM) Athena (1954/96m/Richard Thorpe)
(3:45 AM) Deep In My Heart (1954/132m/Stanley Donen)
(6:00 AM) Attack on the Iron Coast (1968/148m/Paul Wendkos)
(8:00 AM) They Who Dare (1954/108m/Lewis Milestone)
(10:00 AM) Darby’s Rangers (1958/121m/William A. Wellman)
(12:15 PM) Merrill’s Marauders (1962/98m/Samuel Fuller)
(2:15 PM) Counter-Attack (1945/90m/Zoltan Korda)
(4:00 PM) The Purple Plain (1955/102m/Robert Parrish)
(6:00 PM) Cry ‘Havoc’ (1944/97m/Richard Thorpe)
(8:00 PM) The Great Escape (1963/172m/John Sturges)
(11:00 PM) The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957/162m/David Lean)
Friday, June 21, 2019
(2:00 AM) The Guns Of Navarone (1961/156m/J. Lee Thompson)
(4:45 AM) Eight Iron Men (1952/81m/Edward Dmytryk)
(6:15 AM) Variety Time (1948/59m/Hal Yates)
(7:15 AM) Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938/91m/George B. Seitz)
(9:00 AM) Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940/88m/George B. Seitz)
(10:45 AM) The Reluctant Debutante (1958/96m/Vincente Minnelli)
(12:30 PM) Palm Springs Weekend (1963/100m/Norman Taurog)
(2:15 PM) Vacation From Marriage (1945/93m/Alexander Korda)
(4:00 PM) Dream Wife (1953/99m/Sidney Sheldon)
(6:00 PM) Marriage on the Rocks (1965/109m/Jack Donohue)
(8:00 PM) Irma La Douce (1963/143m/Billy Wilder)
(10:30 PM) Sabrina (1954/114m/Billy Wilder)
Saturday, June 22, 2019
(12:30 AM) Love in the Afternoon (1957/130m/Billy Wilder)
(2:45 AM) Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981/93m/William Asher)
(4:30 AM) Fast-Walking (1982/115m/James B. Harris)
(6:30 AM) Remember? (1939/83m/Norman Z. McLeod)
(8:00 AM) MGM CARTOONS: The Homeless Flea (1940/8m/Rudolf Ising)
(8:09 AM) Chili and Chills (1932/9m/Harold Austin)
(8:18 AM) Glimpses of Mexico (1943/9m/?)
(8:28 AM) Hot Lead (1951/60m/Stuart Gilmore)
(9:30 AM) Lost City of the Jungle: Death's Shining Face (SERIAL) (1946/?/?)
(10:00 AM) POPEYE: Learn Polikeness (1938/7m/Dave Fleischer)
(10:08 AM) The Falcon In San Francisco (1945/66m/Joseph H. Lewis)
(11:30 AM) Oklahoma Outlaws (1943/20m/B. Reeves Eason)
(12:00 PM) The Last Gangster (1937/81m/Edward Ludwig)
(1:30 PM) The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945/78m/Raoul Walsh)
(3:00 PM) The Young Lions (1958/167m/Edward Dmytryk)
(6:00 PM) Brainstorm (1983/106m/Douglas Trumbull)
(8:00 PM) Dog Day Afternoon (1975/125m/Sidney Lumet)
(10:15 PM) Scarecrow (1973/112m/Jerry Schatzberg)
Sunday, June 23, 2019
(12:00 AM) Shadow on the Wall (1950/84m/Patrick Jackson)
(2:00 AM) The Bad Seed (1956/129m/Mervyn Le Roy)
(4:15 AM) The Nanny (1965/93m/Seth Holt)
(6:00 AM) Strange Interlude (1932/109m/Robert Z. Leonard)
(8:00 AM) Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936/102m/John Cromwell)
(10:00 AM) Shadow on the Wall (1950/84m/Patrick Jackson)
(12:00 PM) Show Boat (1936/114m/James Whale)
(2:00 PM) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948/94m/H. C. Potter)
(3:45 PM) All About Eve (1950/138m/Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
(6:15 PM) Don't Make Waves (1967/97m/Alexander Mackendrick)
(8:00 PM) Two Guys from Texas (1948/86m/David Butler)
(9:45 PM) Girl Crazy (1943/99m/Norman Taurog)
(11:45 PM) An Easterner (1920/28m/Hal Roach)
Monday, June 24, 2019
(12:30 AM) The Rag Man (1925/68m/Edward F. Cline)
(2:00 AM) Pitfall (1962/97m/Hiroshi Teshigahara)
(3:45 AM) The Face of Another (1966/122m/Hiroshi Teshigahara)
(6:00 AM) The Big Circus (1959/109m/Joseph M. Newman)
(8:00 AM) The Sundowners (1960/133m/Fred Zinnemann)
(10:15 AM) Wild Boys of the Road (1933/68m/William A. Wellman)
(11:30 AM) The Wild One (1953/79m/Laslo Benedek)
(1:00 PM) The Man Who Found Himself (1937/67m/Lew Landers)
(2:15 PM) Born Reckless (1959/79m/Howard W. Koch)
(3:45 PM) Honeysuckle Rose (1980/119m/Jerry Schatzberg)
(6:00 PM) Every Which Way But Loose (1978/115m/James Fargo)
(8:00 PM) The Kid (1921/53m/Charles Chaplin)
(9:00 PM) At the Circus (1939/87m/Edward Buzzell)
(10:45 PM) House of Wax (1953/88m/Andre De Toth)
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
(12:30 AM) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938/102m/Michael Curtiz)
(2:30 AM) Taxi Driver (1976/114m/Martin Scorsese)
(4:30 AM) Shaft (1971/100m/Gordon Parks)
(6:30 AM) Dancing Lady (1933/92m/Robert Z. Leonard)
(8:00 AM) Sky Full of Moon (1952/73m/Norman Foster)
(9:30 AM) Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951/87m/David Butler)
(11:15 AM) The Las Vegas Story (1952/87m/Robert Stevenson)
(1:00 PM) Ocean's Eleven (1960/127m/Lewis Milestone)
(3:15 PM) Crashing Las Vegas (1956/62m/Jean Yarbrough)
(4:30 PM) Mystery in Mexico (1948/66m/Robert Wise)
(5:45 PM) Honeymoon (1947/74m/William Keighley)
(7:15 PM) MGM Parade Show #23 (1955/26m/?)
(8:00 PM) The Moon-Spinners (1964/119m/James Neilson)
(10:15 PM) Bone Bandit (1948/Charles A Nichols)
(10:25 PM) The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976/104m/Charles Jarrott)
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
(1:15 AM) The Robber Kitten (1935/8m/David Hand)
(1:30 AM) The North Avenue Irregulars (1979/99m/Bruce Bilson)
(3:15 AM) Emil and the Detectives (1964/92m/Peter Tewksbury)
(5:00 AM) Never A Dull Moment (1968/99m/Jerry Paris)
(7:00 AM) The Seventh Sin (1957/93m/Ronald Neame)
(8:45 AM) The Last Ride (1944/57m/D. Ross Lederman)
(9:45 AM) Never Say Goodbye (1946/94m/James V. Kern)
(11:30 AM) Home from the Hill (1960/150m/Vincente Minnelli)
(2:15 PM) Of Human Bondage (1946/106m/Edmund Goulding)
(4:15 PM) Lizzie (1957/81m/Hugo Haas)
(5:45 PM) The Man with the Golden Arm (1956/119m/Otto Preminger)
(8:00 PM) The Female Animal (1958/92m/Harry Keller)
(9:45 PM) The Girl Most Likely (1958/99m/Mitchell Leisen)
(11:45 PM) Enchanted Island (1958/94m/Allan Dwan)
Thursday, June 27, 2019
(1:30 AM) Marie: A True Story (1985/112m/Roger Donaldson)
(3:30 AM) Mr. Skeffington (1945/146m/Vincent Sherman)
(6:00 AM) Tank Force (1958/86m/Terence Young)
(8:00 AM) Bitter Victory (1957/102m/Nicholas Ray)
(10:00 AM) The Hill (1965/123m/Sidney Lumet)
(12:15 PM) The Way Ahead (1944/88m/Carol Reed)
(2:00 PM) Sahara (1943/98m/Zoltan Korda)
(4:00 PM) The Gallant Hours (1960/116m/Robert Montgomery)
(6:00 PM) The Wings of Eagles (1957/110m/John Ford)
(8:00 PM) To Hell And Back (1955/106m/Jesse Hibbs)
(10:00 PM) The Story of G.I. Joe (1945/109m/William A. Wellman)
Friday, June 28, 2019
(12:00 AM) Hell To Eternity (1960/132m/Phil Karlson)
(2:30 AM) PT 109 (1963/140m/Leslie H. Martinson)
(5:00 AM) Above and Beyond (1952/122m/Melvin Frank)
(7:15 AM) For Me and My Gal (1942/104m/Busby Berkeley)
(9:00 AM) Meet Me In St. Louis (1944/113m/Vincente Minnelli)
(11:00 AM) Till The Clouds Roll By (1946/135m/Richard Whorf)
(1:30 PM) The Harvey Girls (1946/101m/George Sidney)
(3:15 PM) The Clock (1945/90m/Vincente Minnelli)
(5:00 PM) A Star Is Born (1954/176m/George Cukor)
(8:00 PM) Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971/100m/Mervyn Nelson)
(10:00 PM) The Ritz (1976/91m/Richard Lester)
(11:45 PM) Torch Song Trilogy (1988/119m/Paul Bogart)
Saturday, June 29, 2019
(2:00 AM) Myra Breckinridge (1970/94m/Michael Sarne)
(3:45 AM) Funeral Parade of Roses (1970/105m/Toshio Matsumoto)
(5:45 AM) Wonderful World of Tupperware (1965/29m/George J. Yarbrough)
(6:15 AM) Unholy Partners (1941/94m/Mervyn LeRoy)
(8:00 AM) MGM CARTOONS: The Milky Way (1940/8m/Charles M. Jones)
(8:10 AM) Fine Feathers (1933/9m/Jules White)
(8:19 AM) Glimpses of Old England (1949/9m/?)
(8:29 AM) Bullet Code (1940/58m/David Howard)
(9:30 AM) Lost City of the Jungle: Speedboat Missing (SERIAL) (1946/?m/?)
(10:00 AM) POPEYE: The House Builder-Upper (1938/6m/Dave Fleischer)
10:07 AM) The Falcon's Alibi (1946/63m/Ray McCarey)
(11:30 AM) Service with the Colors (1940/21m/B. Reeves Eason)
(12:00 PM) Tarzan The Ape Man (1932/100m/W. S. Van Dyke)
(2:00 PM) Gentleman Jim (1942/104m/Raoul Walsh)
(4:00 PM) A Face in the Crowd (1957/126m/Elia Kazan)
(6:15 PM) Point Blank (1967/92m/John Boorman)
(8:00 PM) Daughters of the Dust (1991/112m/Julie Dash)
(10:00 PM) The Learning Tree (1969/109m/Gordon Parks)
Sunday, June 30, 2019
(12:00 AM) On Dangerous Ground (1952/82m/Nicholas Ray)
(1:45 AM) It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963/159m/Stanley Kramer)
(4:30 AM) Cold Turkey (1971/102m/Norman Lear)
(6:15 AM) The Bitter Tea General Yen (1932/87m/Frank R. Capra)
(7:45 AM) Pride and Prejudice (1940/118m/Robert Z. Leonard)
(10:00 AM) On Dangerous Ground (1952/82m/Nicholas Ray)
(12:00 PM) All This, and Heaven Too (1940/143m/Anatole Litvak)
(2:30 PM) Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947/103m/Stuart Heisler)
(4:30 PM) Monkey Business (1952/97m/Howard Hawks)
(6:15 PM) Paris Blues (1961/99m/Martin Ritt)
(8:00 PM) Claudia (1943/91m/Edmund Goulding)
(10:00 PM) Claudia and David (1946/78m/Walter Lang)
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2019.04.12 23:35 dukecharming1975 Not proud of this post, but here it goes

As I head toward age 44, divorced, shitty low paying job in which I haven’t gotten a raise in 2 years, was once a top performer but when I discovered my wife was having an affair, my mind just left it. I had a supervisor position, but got demoted by the new manager who started literally the same month my wife said she wanted a divorce (denied having an affair even though it was totally obvious) and after I was told I was not getting a raise again for the 2nd year in a row, I just resent the shit out the bank I work for. I am expecting to get fired soon. I got another girlfriend for a brief period, but she was a fat, smelly drunk who almost got my children taken away from the state for dropping my son off at preschool intoxicated. So, I kicked her out. I love my 2 sons more than anything and I just want them to be proud of me. Before the affair, I just wanted my wife to be proud of me too. I would have taken a bullet for her but she wouldn’t see that. She felt like I took her for grant it, was glued to my phone and had too much of an anger problem. Hey…I’m not going to lie. I am guilty of all of those things. She was also a shitty wife for pretty much doing all the same things plus tons more…but that’s a story for another time. I live in Berks County, PA but grew up in Philadelphia. It took me 6 years to finish college with a worthless degree, started working in customer service after I got back. I always hated it. I always found myself getting bored of it so quickly and the using any excuse to blow it off. I’m a terrible employee and I know it. My friends and family are almost all very successful and totally cannot relate. I try not to think about it too much, or compare my life with theirs. I go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week when I don’t have my sons. It helps me stay sane…plus, nightly cannabis use. Is it the healthiest way to deal with the stress of my life? Probably not. I still have the same problems I had in my 20s. Where am I going in life? What do I want to do with myself? Will I ever feel like a success? Will I ever be able to retire on such crappy income? Will any woman ever seriously want me considering what a mess I am? Meeting women for me has always been a struggle. I am a beta male who doesn’t drink, so going to bars was always out. I met my ex wife at work, but other than her, almost all my relationships were via online dating. When I first started in my 20s (early 2000s) I got so frustrated. I found myself resenting women for ignoring all my messages and never getting any messages sent to me first. Ever since I started using it again in my 40s I have taken a far more pragmatic approach. I get that men outnumber women by a large amount. I get that women get literally 100s of messages from men daily and it’s really not easy to get noticed. Anyway, I'm just having a shit day at work. Dreaming of taking my sons and father and moving far far away from this God forsaken place. If only Marin County didn't cost an arm and a leg to buy a house, huh?
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2018.07.10 00:37 StarCommand1 PA Non-Resident LTCF Debacle

***Posted this in PAguns too but figured would get some input here since a search here reveals this question has been asked but a while ago and now the laws are different so time for up-to-date answers!***
So here's the situation..... have a NYS resident pistol permit. I am trying to get a PA non-resident LTCF. Since as of April this year PA will only honor resident permits from the other states they honor, getting NH or Utah non-resident and then having it be valid in PA when I am there will not work. So, I need to actually get a PA issued permit if I am understanding correctly...
But, it seems no county (at least the 3-4 I talked to) that issues non-resident permits will issue one to someone with a NYS permit. My permit has a hunting/target restriction on it which is only a county rule, not a law in NY at all, so all our permits in NY really are full carry permits (except NYC). So a few PA counties said "Ohh no we can't issue you a PA permit because of the restrictions". Other PA counties have said the hunting/target thing doesn't even matter because the back of all NYS permits have to have the pistols and serial numbers printed on them and that in itself is a restriction. But, all NYS permits have pistols on the back, even the ones for retired law enforcement. So what I am hearing from PA is they just don't want any NYS permit holders to be able to get a PA non-resident anymore.
Does anyone know any more info on this or a way I would be able to obtain a PA non-resident permit using my NYS resident permit? The counties I spoke to (Delaware, Berks, Lancaster) all said they can't issue it because of the reasons above being "PA law". They claim the PA gun laws say they can't issue one if my home permit has pistols on the back of it, etc... I don't see this or anything like it anywhere in the laws....
I thought PA was good with gun rights, etc... but it seems what they did was actually make it impossible for a NYS resident to ever get a permit and carry in PA even if they work there..... At least NY has a way for PA residents to get a permit in NY as long as they are part-time residents or have a business here....
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2018.06.25 19:11 difficult_way unsure about how to file

Since I know filing is different in each county I'll just say up front I'm filing in Berks County PA.
I thought I knew what I needed to file and get the process started but now I'm unsure. I'm hoping to get through this without hiring lawyers as I can't afford one without a loan, we don't have much in the way of assets, and at least for now she has repeatedly stated she has no interest in the house or anything she left there when she moved out. We have no kids and each are employed and have our own vehicles.
So, at the moment she is going back and forth between understanding that it's over and trying to move forward, and saying she's knows we'll get back together and she won't sign divorce papers. It seems likely that if I file she will drag her feet on it and I could end up waiting the year after separation (we are currently separated a little over 2.5 months) for non consensual divorce as opposed to the 90 days from the date she is served the papers for consensual divorce. It seems to me that the process starts out the same and I should just file and depending on how she responds will determine what forms I need to file next. Am I missing anything here or do I have an accurate understanding of how this works? If I file now and she refuses, will I have to pay a filing fee again in 10 months or is it a once and done thing?
I can't seem to find a straight answer on what forms I need to have filled out in order to file. So far I have the "Notice to Defend and Complaint (Form 1)". I know I need to serve my spouse the form after I file it and then file a "service form" in my case "Form 3b" for service by mail. The confusion starts when I read this http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/page-759/file-5373.pdf which states I also need a "Verification" form attached to the bottom of the Complaint. I don't see any form by this name when I look through the forms available on the PA courts website. I looked around on other sites and they said I also need a copy of my marriage certificate and something called a "Counseling Notice Form". I called the Prothonotary's office but they said they can't tell me what forms I need they just file them and that each divorce case is different. Does anyone one know what forms I actually need prepared to start the process (again no kids involved)? If I file and the courts need additional information\forms submitted will they just let me know and I can correct it asap or will I need to pay to file again?
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2018.04.08 04:50 MarleyEngvall Ur-Quelle (The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, Chapter 4)

Chapter 4 of The Transmigration of Timothy Archer by Philip K. Dick
NOT LONG THEREAFTER, Jeff and I received an invitation to visit the Bishop of California and his mistress at their hideout in the Tenderloin. It turned out to be a sort of party. Kirsten had fixed canapés and hors d'oeuvres; we could smell food cooking in the kitchen . . . Tim had me drive him to a nearby liquor store to get wine; they had forgotten. I chose the wine. Tim stood blankly, as if abstracted, while I paid the clerk. I guess when you've been a member of AA, you learn to phase out in a liquor store. Back at the apartment, in the medicine cabinet of the bath- room, I found a vast bottle of Dexamyl, the size bottle they give you when you're going on a long trip. Kirsten doing speed? I asked myself. Making no noise, I took down the bottle. The bishop's name was on the prescription label. Well, I thought. Off booze and onto speed. Aren't they supposed to warn you about that in AA? I flushed the toilet — so as to create some sound — and while the water gurgled I opened the bottle and stuck a few of the Dex tablets in my pocket. This is something you automatically do if you live in Berkeley; no one thinks any- thing about it. On the other hand, no one in Berkeley leaves their dope in the bathroom. Presently, the four of us sat around the modest living room, relaxing. Everyone but Tim held a drink. Tim wore a red shirt and permapress slacks. He did not look like a bishop. He looked like Kirsten Lundborg's lover. "This is a really nice place," I said. On the way home from the liquor store, Tim had talked about private detectives and how they go about finding you. They sneak into your apartment while you're gone and go through all the dresser drawers. The way you catch on to this is by taping a human hair to every outer door. I think Tim had seen that in a movie. "If you come back and find the hair gone or broken," he in- formed me as we walked from the car to the apartment, "you know you're being watched." He narrated, then, the history of the FBI in regard to Dr. King. It was a story everyone in Berke- ley knew. I listened politely. In the living room of their hideout that evening, I first heard about the Zadokite Documents. Now, of course, you can buy the Doubleday Anchor book, the Patton, Myers and Abré transla- tion, which is complete. With the Helen James introduction dealing with mysticism, comparing and contrasting the Zadok- ites with, for example, the Qumran people, who presumably were Essenes, although that has never really been established, "I feel," Tim said, "that this may prove more important than even the Nag Hammadi Library. We already have a fair work- ing knowledge of Gnosticism, but we know nothing about the Zadokites, except for the fact that they were Jews." "What is the approximate date on the Zadokite scrolls?" Jeff asked. "They have made a preliminary estimate of about two hun- dred B.C.E.," Tim said. "Then they could have influenced Jesus," Jeff said. "It's not likely," Tim said. "I'll be flying over there to Lon- don in March; I'll have a chance to talk to the translators. I wish John Allegro were involved, but he's not." He talked for a while about Allegro's work in connection with the Qumran scrolls, the so-called Dead Sea Scrolls. "Wouldn't it be interesting," Kirsten said, "if the —" She hes- itated. "Zadokite Documents turned out to contain Christian material." "Christianity is, after all, based on Judaism," Tim said. "I mean specific sayings attributed to Jesus," Kirsten said. "There is not that clear a break in the rabbinical tradition," Tim said. "You find Hillel expressing some of the ideas we con- sider basic to the New Testament. And of course Matthew un- derstood everything that Jesus did and said as a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. Matthew wrote to Jews and for Jews and, essentially, as a Jew. God's plan set forth in the Old Testament is brought to completion by Jesus. The term 'Chris- tianity' was not in use at this time; by and large, apostolic Chris- tians simply spoke of 'the Way.' Thus they stressed its natural- ness and universality." After a pause he added, "And you find the expression 'the word of the Lord." That appears in Acts, six. 'The word of the Lord continued to spread; the number of dis- ciples in Jerusalem was greatly increased.' " "What does 'Zadokite' derive from?" Kirsten asked. "Zadok, a priest of Israel, about the time of David," Tim said. "He founded a priestly house, the Zadokites. They were of the house of Eleazar. There is mention of Zadok in the Qumran scrolls. Let me check." He rose to get a book from a still-un- packed carton. "First Chronicles, chapter twenty-four. 'These also, side by side with their kinsmen the sons of Aaron, cast lots in the presence of King David, Zadok —' There he is men- tioned." Tim shut the book. It was another Bible. "But I guess now we're going to find out a lot more," Jeff said. "Yes, I hope so," Tim said. "When I'm in London." He now, as was his custom, abruptly shifted mental gears. "I'm commis- sioning a rock mass to be given at Grace this Christmas." Scruti- nizing me he said, "What is you opinion about Frank Zappa?" I was at a loss for an answer. "We would arrange for the actual service to be recorded," Tim continued. "So it could be released as an album. Captain Beefheart has also been recommended to me. And there were several other names offered. Where could I get a Frank Zappa album to listen to?" "At a record store," Jeff said. "Is Frank Zappa black?" Tim asked. "I don't see that that matters," Kirsten said. "To me, that is inverse prejudice." Tim said, "I was just curious. This is an area I know nothing about. Does any of you have an opinion about Marc Bolan?" "He's dead," I said. "You're talking about T. Rex." "Marc Bolan is dead?" Jeff said. He looked amazed. "I could be wrong," I said. "I suggest Ray Davies. He writes the Kinks' stuff. He's very good." "Would you look into it for me?" Tim said, speaking both to Jeff and me. I wouldn't know how to go about doing that," I said. Kirsten said quietly, "I'll take care of it." "You could get Paul Kantner and Gracie Slick," I said. "They just live over at Bolinas in Marin County." "I know," Kirsten said, nodding placidly and with the air of total confidence. Bullshit, I thought. You don't even know who I'm talking about. Already you're in charge, just from being set up in this apartment. It isn't even that much of an apartment. Tim said, "I would like Janis Joplin to sing at Grace." "She died in 1970," I said. "Then whom do you recommend in her place?" Tim asked. He waited expectantly. " 'In Janis Joplin's place,' " I said. " 'In Janis Joplin's place.' I'll have to think that over. I really can't come up with a name off the top of my head. That will take some time." Kirsten regarded me with a mixture of expressions. Mostly disapproval. "I think that's what she's trying to say," Kirsten said, "is that no one will ever take Joplin's place." "Where would I get one of her records?" Tim said. "At a record store," Jeff said. "Would you do that for me?" his father said. "Jeff and I have all her records," I said. "There aren't that many. We'll bring them over," Ralph McTell," Kirsten said. "I want all these suggestions written down," Tim said. "A rock mass at Grace Cathedral is going to attract a good deal of attention." I thought: There is no such person as Ralph McTell. From across the room Kirsten smiled at me, a complicated smile. She had me; I couldn't be sure one way or another. "He's on the Paramount label," Kirsten said. Her smile in- creased. "I had really hoped to get Janis Joplin," Tim said, half to himself. He seemed puzzled. "They were playing a song with her — perhaps she didn't write it — on the car radio this morn- ing. She's black, isn't she?" "She is white," Jeff said, "And she is dead." "I hope somebody is writing this down," Tim said. My husband's emotional involvement with Kirsten Lundborg did not begin at one particular moment on a certain day, at least so far as I could discern. Initially, he maintained that Kirsten was good for the bishop; she had enough practical realism to keep both of them anchored, not floating endlessly upward. It is necessary, in evaluating these things, to distinguish your aware- ness from that of which you are aware. I can say when I noticed it but that is all I can say. Considering her age, Kirsten still managed to emit tolerable amounts of sexually stimulating waves. That was how Jeff saw her. From my standpoint she remained an older female friend who now, by virtue of her relationship with Bishop Archer, out- ranked me. The degree of erotic provocativeness in a woman has no interest for me; I do not swing both ways, as the expres- sion goes. Nor for me is it a threat. Until, of course, my own hus- band is involved. But the problem is with him, then. While I worked at the law office and candle shop, seeing to it that drug dealers got out of trouble as fast as they got in, Jeff bothered his head with a series of extension courses at the Uni- versity of California. We in Northern California had not quite reached the point of offering survey courses in how to compose your own mantras; that belonged to the Southland, totally de- spised by everyone in the Bay Area. Jeff had enrolled in a seri- ous project: tracing the ills of modern Europe back to the Thirty Years War which had devastated Germany (circa 1648), caused the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, and culminated in the rise of Nazism and Hitler's Third Reich. Above and beyond the courses pertaining to this, Jeff now advanced his own theory as to the root of it all. Upon reading Schiller's Wallenstein Trilogy, Jeff leaped to the intuitive insight that had the great general not gotten involved with astrology the imperial cause would have triumphed, and, as a result, World War Two would never have come into being. The third play in Schiller's trilogy, The Death of Wallenstein, profoundly affected my husband. He regarded the play as equal to any of Shakespeare's and a whole lot better than most. More- over, no one had read it — at least insofar as he could tell — ex- cept himself. To him, Wallenstein loomed as one of the ultimate enigmas of Western history. Jeff noted that Hitler, like Wallen- stein, relied in times of crisis on the occult rather than on rea- son. In Jeff's view this all added up to something significant, but he could not fathom just what. Hitler and Wallenstein had had so many traits in common — Jeff maintained — the the re- semblance bordered on the uncanny. Both were great but ec- centric generals and both had utterly wrecked Germany. Jeff hoped to do a paper on the coincidences, extracting from the evidence the conclusion that the abandoning of Christianity for the occult opened the door to universal ruin. Jesus and Simon Magus (as Jeff saw it) stood as the bipolarities, absolute and dis- tinct. I couldn't have cared less. You see, this is what going to school forever and ever does to you. While I slaved away at the law office and candle shop, Jeff read everything in the U.C. Berkeley Library on, for instance, the Battle of Lützen (November 16, 1632) at which time and place Wallenstein's fortunes were decided. Gustavus II Adol- phus, king of Sweden, died at Lützen, but the Swedes won any- how. The real significance of this victory lay, of course, in the fact that at no time again would the Catholic powers be in a po- sition to crush the Protestant cause. Jeff, however, viewed it all in terms of Wallenstein. He reread and reread Schiller's trilogy and tried to reconstruct from it — and from more accurate his- torical accounts — the precise moment when Wallenstein lost touch with reality. "It's like with Hitler," Jeff said to me. "Can you say he was always crazy? Can you say he was crazy at all? And if he was crazy but not always crazy, when did he become crazy and what caused him to become crazy? Why should a successful man who holds really an enormous amount of power, a staggering amount of power, power to determine human history — why should he drift off like that? Okay; with Hitler it was probably paranoid schizophrenia and those injections that quack doc- tor was giving him. But neither factor was involved in Wallen- stein's case." Kirsten, being Norwegian, took a sympathetic interest in Jeff's preoccupation with Gustavus Adolphus' campaign into Central Europe. In between telling Swede jokes she revealed great pride in the role that the great Protestant King had played in the Thirty Years War. Also, she knew something about all this, which I did not. Both she and Jeff agreed that the Thirty Years War had been, up until World War One, the most dreadful war since the Huns sacked Rome. Germany had been reduced to cannibalism. Soldiers on both sides had regularly skewered bodies and roasted them. Jeff's reference books hinted at even more abominations to dreadful too detail. Everything con- nected with that period in time and place had been dreadful. "We are still paying the price today," Jeff said, "for that war." "Yeah, I guess it was really dreadful," I said, seated by myself in a corner of our living room reading a current issue of Howard the Duck. Jeff said, "I don't think you're particularly interested." Glancing up, I said, "I get tired from bailing out heroin deal- ers. I'm always the one they send over to the bail bondsman. I'm sorry if I don't take the Thirty Years War as seriously as you and Kirsten do." "Everything hinges on the Thirty Years War. And the Thirty Years War hinged on Wallenstein." "What are you going to do when they go to England? Your fa- ther and Kirsten." He stared at me. "She's going, too. She told me. They've got that agency set up, Focus Center, where she's his agent or whatever." "Jesus Christ," Jeff said bitterly. I went back to reading Howard the Duck. It was the episode where space people turn Howard the Duck into Richard Nixon. Reciprocally, Richard Nixon grow feathers while addressing the nation on network TV. Likewise the top brass at the Penta- gon. "And they're going to be gone how long?" Jeff said. "Until Tim figures out the meaning of the Zadokite Docu- ments and how they pertain to Christianity." "Shit," Jeff said. "What's 'Q'?" I said. " 'Q,' " Jeff echoed. "Tim said that preliminary reports, based on fragmentary translations of some documents —" " 'Q' is the hypothetical source for the Synoptics." His voice was brutal and rough. "What are the Synoptics?" "The first three Gospels. Matthew, Mark and Luke. They supposedly come from one source, probably Aramaic. Nobody's ever been able to prove it." "Well," I said, "Tim told me on the phone the other night while you were in class that the translators in London think that the Zadokite Documents contain — not just Q — but the ma- terial Q is based on. They're not sure. Tim sounded more ex- cited than I had ever heard him sound before." "But the Zadokite Documents date from two hundred years before Christ." "That's probably why he was so excited." Jeff said, "I want to go along." "You can't," I said. "Why not?" Raising his voice, he said, "Why don't I get to go if she gets to go? I'm h is son!" "He's straining the Bishop's Discretionary Fund as it is. They're going to be staying several months; it's going to cost a whole lot." Jeff walked out of the living room. I continued reading. After a time, I realized I was hearing a strange sound; I lowered my copy of Howard the Duck and listened. In the kitchen, in the darkness, by himself, my husband was crying. One of the strangest and most perplexing accounts I ever read concerning my husband's suicide was that he, Jeff Archer, Bishop Timothy Archer's son, killed himself because he was afraid he was homosexual. Some book written a number of years after his death — after all three of them had died — man- gled the facts so thoroughly that, when you had finished read- ing it (I don't even remember the title or who wrote it) you knew less about Jeff and Bishop Archer and Kirsten Lundborg than before you started. It is like information theory; it is noise driving out signal. But it is noise posing as signal so you do not even recognize it as noise. The intelligence agencies call it dis- information, something the Soviet Bloc relies on heavily. If you can float enough disinformation into circulation you will totally abolish everyone's contact with reality, probably your own in- cluded. Jeff held two mutually exclusive views toward his father's mistress. On the one hand she sexually stimulate him, so he felt strongly but wickedly attracted to her. On the other hand he loathed her and hated her and resented her for — he sup- posed — replacing him in terms of Tim's interest and affections. But it did not even end there . . . although I didn't discern the rest until years had passed. Beyond and above being jeal- ous of Kirsten, he was jealous of — well, Jeff had it all screwed up; I can't really untangle it. One has to bear in mind the special problems in being the son of a man whose picture has appeared on the cover of Time and Newsweek and who gets interviewed by David Frost, shows up on the Johnny Carson program, gets political cartoons in major newspapers devoted to him — what in Christ's name do you do, as the son? For one week Jeff joined them in England, and regarding that week I know little; Jeff came back mute and withdrawn, and that was when he headed for the hotel room in which he shot himself in the face one late night. I am not going to go into my feelings about that as a way of killing yourself. It did bring the bishop back from London within a matter of hours, which, in a certain sense, the suicide was all about. In a very real sense, it also had to do with Q, or rather the source of Q, now referred to in the newspaper articles as U.Q., which is Ur-Quelle in German: Original Source. Behind Q lay the Ur-Quelle, and this is what led Timothy Archer to London and several months in a hotel with his mistress, ostensibly his business agent and general secretary. No one had ever expected the documents behind Q to reap- pear in the world; no one had known that U.Q. existed. Since I am not a Christian — and never will be, after the deaths of the people I loved — I am not now and was not then particularly in- terested, but I suppose it is theologically important, especially so inasmuch as the date assigned to U.Q. is two hundred years before the time of Jesus. 
from The Transmigration of Timothy Archer © 1982 by Estate of Philip K. Dick First Mariner Books edition 2011, pp 46-56
Ur Quelle?
http://www.pseudepigrapha.com/pseudepigrapha/zadokite.html https://archive.org/details/apocryphapseudep02char
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2017.05.31 00:40 zombiegrey A new missing person exclusion has been submitted for review.

Hi all,
Just a quick one to let you know that I have submitted Ricky Kutej for comparison in the case of the Berks County John Doe.
Ricky's Profile
Berks County John Doe Profile
I feel these seems quite promising! The only factor that I feel might work against is that Ricky disappeared under suspicious circumstances (but, given there is only 3 months difference in their disappearance/find dates, it could be interesting).
Hopefully we hear back soon :)
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